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Live blog update| Israel's war on Gaza

Evening update

Good evening Middle East Eye readers.

Our live coverage of Israel's assault on Gaza will shortly be closing for the evening.

Here are the key developments from the day that marked six months since the conflict began:

Israel has now killed at least 33,137 people in the Gaza Strip and wounded at least 75,815 since the war on the Strip began, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health. The toll included at least 46 people killed and 65 injured in the last 24 hours.

A Hamas delegation headed by the group's deputy chief in Gaza, Khalil Al-Hayya, will go to Cairo on 7 April for Gaza ceasefire talks, the group said in a statement on Saturday. US CIA Director Bill Burns arrived in Cairo on Saturday evening to attend Sunday's talks. The Qatari foreign minister and an Israeli delegation were expected to take part in the talks as well.

Israel’s war against Hamas in Gaza has escalated into a “betrayal of humanity”, the UN’s humanitarian chief, Martin Griffiths, said on Saturday. "It is not enough for six months of war to be a moment of remembrance and mourning," Griffiths posted on X. "It must also spur a collective determination that there be a reckoning for this betrayal of humanity."

Iran on Saturday again threatened retaliation for the deaths of seven Revolutionary Guards in a strike on Damascus, with the army chief saying his country’s enemies would “regret” the killings. Chief of Staff Mohammad Bagheri said Iran’s response “will be carried out at the right time, with the necessary precision and planning, and with maximum damage to the enemy so that they regret their action”.

The Israeli army said on Saturday that it had recovered the body of a hostage, Elad Katzir, abducted by Palestinian militants during the 7 October attack.

Tens of thousands of Israelis protested against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv on Saturday as Israel's war against Hamas in Gaza reaches its half-year mark. Organisers said 100,000 people had attended.