Israel-Hamas conflict leaves more than 3,000 dead, including 27 U.S. citizens: Full coverage

The U.S. State Department has begun chartering flights for American citizens who want to leave Israel. The first such flight has landed in Athens.

Israeli military forces on Friday ordered 1.1 million people in Gaza to evacuate — a sign that Israel is setting up a ground operation against Hamas.

But a United Nations spokesperson said it's impossible to evacuate civilians “without devastating humanitarian consequences,” and said the U.N. “strongly appeals for any such order, if confirmed, to be rescinded avoiding what could transform what is already a tragedy into a calamitous situation.”

A Reuters journalist was killed on Friday when his crew was struck by Israeli shelling near the Lebanon border. More than 3,000 people in Israel and Gaza have been killed in the conflict, with thousands of others injured.

According to U.S. officials, at least 27 Americans are among those killed in Israel since Hamas launched its assault last weekend, and another 14 U.S. citizens remain missing. "Less than a handful" of Americans are believed to be held hostage by Hamas.

Our live coverage has ended for today.

Map of Israel and Palestinian terrorities.
Map of Israel and Palestinian terrorities.

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