🔴Live: Ireland, Norway and Spain formally recognise Palestine as a state

Norway, Ireland and Spain announced on Wednesday that they will recognise a Palestinian state from May 28, sparking fury from Israel and delight from Palestinian leaders. The news came as Israeli tanks advanced to the edge of a crowded district in the heart of Rafah on Wednesday during one of the most intense nights of bombardment of the southern Gaza city since Israel launched its offensive there this month. Follow our liveblog for the latest developments in the war on Gaza.