6 Dec 2023

Israel ramps up offensive after ceasefire

From Morning Report, 7:38 am on 6 December 2023

The UN is warning of an "even more hellish scenario" in Gaza as Israeli forces ramp up their offensive following last week's ceasefire.

The Israeli Defence Force says that for every one Hamas fighter they kill, two civilians are also killed, however they say this is a 'tremendously positive' ratio given combat challenges.

A 90-minute long "local tactical pause" was enforced overnight near the Rafah border crossing with Egypt to allow further aid into the enclave.

But the World Health Organisation says the situation in Southern Gaza is deteriorating by the hour.

UNRWA spokesperson Juliette Touma spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss.