1 Feb 2024

Death toll in Gaza nears 27,000

From Morning Report, 6:46 am on 1 February 2024

The death toll in Israel's continued bombardment of Gaza is nearing 27,000, with another 150 Palestinians killed in the last 24 hours.

This comes as the UN tries to shore up support for their Relief and Works agency in Palestine, after a number of countries withdrew support following allegations UNRWA employees were involved in the October 7 attacks.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is vowing to continue the offensive in Gaza, despite pressure from the families of hostages and the international community to reach a ceasefire deal with Hamas.

Tel Aviv correspondent Sarah Coates spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss.