24 Jan 2024

Correspondent in Tel Aviv on latest from Gaza

From Morning Report, 6:48 am on 24 January 2024

Israel has suffered its deadliest single day in Gaza since its ground invasion began.

Twenty-four members of the Israeli Defence Force were killed on Monday, the toll included 21 who were killed inside a Central Gaza building that was set to be demolished.

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu says despite the losses, Israel will push on with the fighting in Gaza until "absolute victory".

Meanwhile, the UN Relief agency for Palestine says almost 600,000 people in Gaza are facing catastrophic hunger.

This comes as the Palestinian death toll since October 7 reached 25,000 earlier in the week.

Correspondent Sarah Coates spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss.