Death Toll Continues to Rise as Israel Intensifies Airstrikes on Gaza

Gaza reels under new massacres carried out by the Israeli army. (Photo: Anas al-Sharif, via Social Media)

The tragic death toll continues to mount as Israeli occupation forces intensify their airstrikes on the Gaza Strip, leaving a number of Palestinians dead and many others injured. 

The latest airstrikes targeted displaced individuals east of Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip, leaving many casualties.

The Israeli occupation military also bombed various areas in northern Gaza, focusing its recent attacks on the Sheikh Radwan neighborhood in Gaza City. The strikes resulted in casualties and extensive damage to civilian infrastructure.

Israeli airstrikes, accompanied by indiscriminate artillery shelling, were reported in the neighborhoods of Tuffah, Shujaeya, and Yafa Street in Gaza City. Additionally, Israeli artillery targeted the Nuzha neighborhood in Jabalia, north of Gaza.

On Thursday evening, a new massacre unfolded in Jabalia refugee camp, where at least 18 civilians were killed and several others were injured in an Israeli airstrike targeting residential buildings. 

The victims included members of the Abu Al-Qumsan, Masoud, Al-Assali, Al-Tululi, Abu Dan, and Abu Dayr families.

Videos from the scene documented citizens and rescue teams attempting to retrieve the bodies of the deceased and rescue those trapped under the rubble of destroyed homes.

Later, an Israeli airstrike targeted the Falouja neighborhood in Jabalia, resulting in the murder of three more civilians.

With all hospitals in Gaza City and the northern Gaza Strip out of service due to the dire conditions at the Baptist Hospital and the Indonesian Hospital in Beit Lahia, the situation has become increasingly critical. 

Tank incursions by Israeli occupation forces around the Jordanian Field Hospital have also added to the challenges faced by medical teams.

Gaza has also been cut off from the outside world, with a complete disruption of landline and mobile telecommunications and internet services. The Israeli blockade, the depletion of fuel necessary to operate key network components, and the ongoing massacres across the Gaza Strip have contributed to the isolation and deteriorating humanitarian crisis in the region.

According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, Israel has, thus far, killed over 11,500 Palestinians, including 4,710 children and 3,160 women. The number of wounded has reached 29,800.


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