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Live blog update| Israel's war on Gaza

Evening recap

Good evening Middle East Eye readers,

The UN's Palestinian refugee agency, Unrwa, has said that 62 percent of all homes in Gaza have been damaged or destroyed.

"Over 75 percent of the population have been displaced - the majority multiple times. When will it end?" the agency asked on X.

The Palestinian Prisoners Society has said that 200 Palestinian children, including 23 from Gaza, are being held in Israeli prisons.

In other developments:

  • One Palestinian was shot and killed by Israeli forces during their raid on the Nur Shams refugee camp near Tulkarem, in the occupied West Bank.
  • 28 Israeli embassies across the world will be closed today amid fears of an Iranian reprisal attack following the deadly Israeli strike on the country's consulate in Syria earlier this week.
  • Around 120,000 worshippers prayed in Al-Aqsa Mosque on the last Friday of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
  • A ground of laywers is demanding that Germany stop arms sales to Israel arguing that it has "a constitutional responsibility to protect human life" and that arms exports to Israel "are in violation of international law."
  • Joaquin Phoenix, Elliott Gould, Chloe Fineman, and over 150 Jewish artists have endorsed an open letter backing Jonathan Glazer's speech at the Oscars.
  • The United States does not intend to carry out an independent investigation into the deaths of seven World Central Kitchen humanitarian staff, John Kirby, the spokesperson for White House national security, said on Friday.