• Morning update | 2 April 2024 06:25 BST | Middle East Eye

    Wafa News Agency reports that an Israeli air strike on Rafah killed four people, including two children

    The death toll from the Israeli strike on a World Central Kitchen vehicle has risen to seven as the organisation announced it is now pausing its operations in the region. Those killed were coming from Poland, Australia, the UK, Palestine, and a dual citizen of the US and Canada.

    Australian PM Anthony Albanese demanded “full accountability” for the killing of Australian aid worker Zomi Frankcom, while the US called on Israel to “swiftly” investigate the killing of aid workers

    Axios reports that the US told Iran it had “no involvement” in the suspected Israeli strike on the Iranian consulate in Damascus, which killed seven people including a top Iranian commander

    The Council on American-Islamic Relations said they saw a record rise in anti-Muslim incidents in the US in 2023 due to the Israeli war on Gaza

    2 April 2024 00:02 BST - Evening recap

    The Palestinian health ministry said that the death toll from Israel’s war on Gaza has risen to 32,845, with 63 killed over the past 24 hours .

    An additional 94 people have been wounded, bringing the total to 75,392 since the start of the war.

    In other developments:

    Palestinian media outlets have reported that an Israeli attack on a vehicle south of Deir al-Balah in central Gaza killed five aid workers affiliated with World Central Kitchen.

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s hernia surgery was successful.

    Israeli air strikes targetting the Iranian consulate in Syria’s capital on Monday killed at least five people, Iranian state media reported.

    The Palestinian Authority is seeking a vote by the UN Security Council within this month to grant it full membership status in the global organisation.

    Knesset passes a law to close Al Jazeera’s office in Israel.