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Downing Street’s annual Eid celebration will be boycotted by some Conservative politicians and business and charity leaders over the government’s support of Israel. The annual event, held by PM Rishi Sunak, will take place in Downing Street on Monday. A government spokesperson said it understood humanitarian concerns regarding Gaza.

An aid ship has set off from a port in Cyprus taking much-needed food to Gaza. The aid ship is carrying almost 200 tonnes of food, travelling via a new sea route, to deliver aid to a population on the brink of famine. 

Initial hopes for a 40-day truce, timed to coincide with the beginning of the Islamic month of Ramadan next week, have not materialised. International pressure to secure a ceasefire has intensified amid growing concerns about a looming famine in the region.