Over 200 Palestinians Killed as Israel Carries out New Massacres in Gaza

The destruction generated by Israeli airstrikes in Gaza. (Photo: Esmaeel A Omar, via Eyes on Palestine)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

Over 200 Palestinians were killed and 2,300 more wounded in the last 24 hours as Israeli forces carried out new massacres across the besieged Gaza Strip.

The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza said on Sunday that Israeli forces committed at least 20 new massacres against Palestinian civilians in the last 24 hours.

In a press conference, the ministry spokesperson, Dr. Ashraf al-Qudra, said that 210 dead bodies and over 2,300 wounded Palestinians arrived at hospitals in the Strip. Moreover, a large number of missing persons are still under the rubble and cannot be rescued, as Israel continues to target ambulance and civil defense crews.

Targeting Hospitals

Al-Qudra said that the Israeli army continued to target hospitals and medical staff and revealed a horrific crime committed by Israeli snipers, who killed and wounded several pregnant women at the Kamal Adwan Hospital, in northern Gaza.

Residents of northern Gaza “are subjected to extermination from house to house and from school to school, and the wounded are left to die as a result of the siege of hospitals,” Al-Qudra said.

The ministry spokesperson added that Israeli forces “deliberately displaced oncology patients from treatment places for the second time,” when they forced patients and staff to evacuate the Turkish-Palestinian Friendship Hospital south of Gaza City.

Moreover, Israeli occupation soldiers arrested three paramedics and seized several ambulances. 36 health workers are still in Israeli detention, including the head of Al-Shifa Hospital, Dr. Muhammad Abu Salamiya.

Central Gaza

The official Palestinian news agency WAFA reported that scores of Palestinian civilians were killed and many more injured as Israeli warplanes targeted multiple residential areas in the central Gaza Strip.

Israeli warplanes reportedly bombed a populated house in Deir al-Balah in central Gaza, resulting in the tragic murder of at least four civilians and leaving scores wounded.

Another airstrike hit a residence in the Maghazi refugee camp, claiming the lives of three individuals and causing injuries to numerous others in the central region of the Strip.

Eyewitnesses further reported that the Israeli occupation forces bombarded a residential house in the nearby Bureij refugee camp, leading to the murder of at least seven civilians, including children and women. There are reports of several people still trapped under the rubble.

Another Israeli attack targeted a house in the Nuseirat refugee camp, nearby, resulting in three casualties and additional injuries.

Southern Gaza

At least 10 civilians were killed, mostly children, and dozens more were wounded early on Sunday morning as Israeli warplanes bombed a residential house in Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip, WAFA reported.

Medical sources confirmed the death toll resulting from the Israeli airstrike and reported further injuries, along with several individuals missing under the desbris, following the Israeli bombardment which targeted a house belonging to the Abdulwahab family west of Khan Yunis.

Israeli artillery also shelled the vicinity of the European Hospital in the city, which has been under a tight Israeli military siege and ground invasion for over a week now.

Northern Gaza

Israeli airstrikes targeted areas in the neighborhoods of Tuffah and Shujaeya east of Gaza City, as well as various locations in northern Gaza.

Furthermore, at least three Palestinian civilians were killed and several others injured this evening in Israeli airstrikes targeting the Jabaliya refugee camp, in the northern Gaza Strip.

Israeli warplanes reportedly targeted a residential building in the center of Jabaliya refugee camp, resulting in the deaths of at least two Palestinians and leaving dozens wounded, the sources said.

Search and rescue operations are ongoing as emergency teams work to retrieve potential survivors from the rubble.


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