Gaza: 241 Palestinians killed, 382 injured by Israeli bombing of middle Gaza since Christmas eve

By Abdul Adil

London, (The Muslim News): UN Human Rights Office spokesperson Seif Magango, expressed grave concern about the continued bombardment of Middle Gaza by Israeli forces, which has killed more than 241 Palestinians and injured 382 others since Christmas Eve, reports Wafa news agency.

Magango said it is particularly concerning that this latest intense bombardment comes after Israeli forces ordered residents from the south of Wadi Gaza to move to Middle Gaza and Tal al-Sultan in Rafah.

The Israeli Air Force reportedly carried out more than 50 strikes across Middle Gaza on 24-25 December, including on three refugee camps, Al Bureij, Al-Nuseirat, and Al-Maghazi. Two strikes hit seven residential buildings in the Al-Maghazi camp, killing an estimated 86 Palestinians and injuring many more. An unknown number of people are still believed to be trapped under the rubble.

The combined death toll from the strikes in the Al-Maghazi and Al-Bureij camps has since risen to at least 131, according to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), amid a deepening and already catastrophic humanitarian situation.

All roads connecting the three camps have been destroyed, obstructing relief aid from reaching those in need, and shelters and hospitals still minimally operating are critically overcrowded and under-resourced.

“We restate our warning that all attacks must strictly adhere to the principles of international humanitarian law, including distinction, proportionality, and precaution in attack. Israeli forces must take all measures available to protect civilians. Warnings and evacuation orders do not absolve them of the full range of their international humanitarian law obligations,” he said.

In the city of Khan Yunis, 10 people were killed as a result of an Israeli raid that targeted a house in the south of the Gaza Strip.

Warplanes also attacked Bani Suhaila in the south of the Gaza Strip, as artillery shelling targeted the eastern and northern areas of Gaza, and Juhr al-Dik area in the south.

Several people were killed at dawn today after the occupation warplanes bombed a house in Khan Yunis.

Medical sources said in addition to the dead and wounded, several people remain missing under the rubble.

According to Ministry of Health, 20,915 Palestinians have been killed, including 8,500 children, 6,300 women and 54,918 others injured in Gaza Strip by indiscriminate bombing of Israel Defence Force.

According to UNRWA, 1.9 million Palestinians have been displaced in Gaza Strip since October 7.

Around 1,139 Israelis were killed by the Hamas attack on October 7 in south Israel, according to Israeli authorities and 129 are still being held captives by Hamas in Gaza.

[Photo:  Relatives of young Palestinian killed in Israeli bombing mourn at Nasser Hospital to be buried in Khan Yunis, Gaza on 25 12 23.
Photojournalist Belal Khaled/ AA]

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