Hundreds of foreign nationals and seriously injured Palestinians have been allowed to leave Gaza for the first time since the Israel-Hamas war began. This comes after Hamas released four hostages and an Israeli soldier was rescued. As Israeli forces continue to advance into Gaza, airstrikes have struck a refugee camp for the second time. Communications and internet services are gradually being restored, but humanitarian aid agencies warn that blackouts severely disrupt their work. US President Joe Biden has called for a humanitarian “pause” to allow for the release of prisoners. Israeli ground troops have advanced to Gaza City.