Reports say Israel’s military recovered a number of bodies of missing Israelis in a ground raid on Gaza on Friday.

Israel has warned 1.1m Palestinians living in north Gaza to evacuate south, and thousands have been fleeing by vehicle or on foot.

UN chief António Guterres said the call for a mass evacuation was extremely hazardous and he urged humanitarian access.

More than 1,300 people were killed in Israel last weekend when Hamas fighters crossed the border to attack civilians and soldiers.

Nearly 2,000 people have been killed in Israel’s bombing campaign of the Gaza Strip launched in the aftermath, Palestinian authorities say.

A UK government-chartered flight to bring British citizens home from Israel departed on Friday.

Source: BBC