That's where we're going to wrap up our live rolling coverage of the conflict in Gaza for today.
Here's what made headlines throughout the day.
The Australian Defence Force is deploying more planes and troops to the Middle East. It comes as the government helped eight more Australians leave the West Bank.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned the situation in Gaza is becoming more dire by the hour, called for an immediate ceasefire, and said "clear violations of international humanitarian law" have been witnessed in Gaza.
That sparked a furious reaction from Israeli diplomats, who called on Guterres to apologise and resign.
And Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has told troops a ground invasion is imminent, even as US military advisers urge Israel to use a combination of precision airstrikes and targeted special operations raids to avoid a repeat of the type of brutal, urban combat the US engaged in during the Iraq War.
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