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'We are living a real doomsday': Gaza residents with nowhere to hide from Israel’s looming incursion

Al-Monitor correspondent in Gaza says “no one is able to help anyone” as Israel prepares for ground assault; our reporting from Israel, Gaza, Egypt, Iran and more; why China sees the war as a net negative.
Gaza fighting

As we go to press, Israel is on the verge of launching a massive ground operation in Gaza “to destroy Hamas,” in Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s words, after giving nearly 1.1 million residents 24 hours to leave Gaza City in the north of the enclave. 

The death toll now exceeds 1,900 in Gaza and 1,300 in Israel. 

Israel has already cut off electricity, water, and food imports, as Rasha Abu Jalal reports from Gaza, and more than 400,000 Palestinians have already been displaced. 

You can follow the breaking news on the Israel-Hamas war on our live blog here.

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