■ The IDF continues its ground offensive in Gaza City. According to the IDF, three Hamas company commanders were killed in an Israeli strike in northern Gaza. The Hamas-controlled health ministry in Gaza claimed that Israeli soldiers surrounded the Indonesian Hospital in the city. Citing unspecified sources, the WHO chief said he was “appalled” by an attack on the hospital that he said had killed 12 people, including patients.
■ Hamas' Health Ministry in Gaza announced that it is in talks with the Red Cross about evacuating the wounded from the Indonesian Hospital but that it has yet to receive Israeli commitments regarding safe passage.
■ UNRWA announced that the number of displaced people in the Gaza Strip has reached approximately 1.7 million.
■ Forty aid trucks are expected to enter Gaza through the Rafah crossing, bringing in a field hospital sent by the UAE, the Gaza Coordination and Liaison Administration said. Dozens of Jordanian trucks with equipment to build a field hospital in Khan Younis also entered Monday.
“Biden has unveiled another new phrase – a ‘revitalized Palestinian Authority’ – that could potentially be met with a middle finger, this time from Israel” – Zvi Barel
■ The IDF reported 25 rocket launches from southern Lebanon towards Israel on Monday, as well as three drones that hit a military post, with no casualties.
■ Marking World Children’s Day, the families of children held hostage by Hamas rallied in front of the UNICEF offices in Tel Aviv, protesting the silence of United Nations agencies meant to protect children.One parent asked: “Have you forgotten your role? Save my children!”
■ U.S. President Joe Biden said on Monday that he believes “that an agreement on the release of hostages in Gaza will be reached soon.” A source involved in the negotiations told Haaretz that Hamas is willing to release more hostages in the deal.
■ In a Knesset hearing Monday, families of hostages held by Hamas implored Israel's government not to legislate a law allowing the death penalty for terrorists, with one family member addressing the far-right National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir: “I beg you not to capitalize on our suffering now.”
■ A 25-year-old Palestinian who was wounded two weeks ago by IDF fire in the West Bank city of Jenin has died of his wounds, the Palestinian Health Ministry announced. The IDF arrested 15 Palestinians suspected of involvement in terror in the West Bank, including a senior Hamas official, according to an army statement.
■ Rocket sirens sounded in both northern and southern Israel throughout Monday.
■ Amnesty International accuses Israel of committing war crimes in two separate strikes on Gaza which allegedly hit a church building where hundreds of displaced civilians were sheltering, and a home in a refugee camp.
■ Yemen’s Houthi rebels released footage of Monday's takeover of a merchant ship partially owned by an Israeli businessman. Iran’s foreign minister denied Israeli claims that Tehran was involved in the seizure of the Japanese-operated cargo ship in the Red Sea.
■ Arab and Muslim foreign ministers met overnight Sunday with China’s foreign minister, Wang Yi, in Beijing and called for a ceasefire. Yi said that the international community must intervene in the war and stop what he described as a humanitarian disaster.
■ Israel has recalled its ambassador to South Africa following “the latest statements from South Africa,” according to the Foreign Ministry.