Gaza: 56 Palestinians killed, 89 injured by Israeli bombardment last 24hrs

Gaza City (Wafa, AA): At least 56 Palestinians were killed and 89 others were injured in Israeli indiscriminate bombings in Gaza Strip that took place in the last 24 hours, according to Gaza Ministry of Health. This brings total number of Palestinians killed by Israeli bombings in Gaza Strip since 7 October to at least 33,899, including 4,520 children and 9,560 women and 76,664, including 12,000 children wounded said Ministry of Health.

13 Palestinians on Wednesday were killed in an Israeli airstrike on a gathering of Palestinians in the Sheikh Radwan neighborhood of northern Gaza City.

Eyewitnesses told Anadolu Agency that others were also injured in the Israeli airstrike, which took place in the Al-Jisr area in Sheikh Radwan.

An Israeli drone fired at least one missile on the Palestinians who were gathering to have internet services, they added.

The Palestinian health authorities are yet to comment on the incident and to officially announce the number of casualties.

At least four Palestinians, including two children, were killed on Wednesday in an Israeli airstrike on a school sheltering displaced people west of Gaza City, according to medical sources.

Several other people were injured in the attack in the Shati refugee camp, the sources told Anadolu.

The strike has caused extensive damage in the school, where thousands of Palestinians have sheltered, eyewitnesses said.

The Israeli army on Wednesday said it carried out over 40 raids across the Gaza Strip in the past 24 hours.

In a statement, the Israeli army claimed that the raids targeted Hamas military infrastructure, including rocket launchers, booby-trapped buildings, observation posts, underground sites, and other infrastructure.

The Hamas group is yet to comment on the Israeli army’s statement.

On Tuesday night, an Anadolu correspondent reported that seven Palestinians, including four children, were killed in an Israeli airstrike on a home for the Abu Hannoud family in Rafah city, southern Gaza Strip.

The Gaza-based Interior Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday that seven police personnel and other passers-by were killed in an Israeli airstrike on a police car in Gaza City.

In a third incident reported late Tuesday, an Israeli airstrike on the Al-Maghazi refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip, left 11 civilians killed, mostly children.

Israeli warplanes have Wednesday dawn intensified airstrikes on Gaza City and the central Gaza Strip, killing dozens and injuring others with various wounds, amidst widespread property destruction.

Civil defense crews recovered two slain civilians and a number of wounded, while at least 9 are still missing, shortly after the Israelis bombed a house owned by Abu Saada family in Al-Shaaf area in Al-Shujaiya neighborhood, east of Gaza City.

Al-Zaytoun neighborhood, southeast of Gaza City, is currently under intense artillery shelling.

The Israeli warplanes also bombed a pharmaceutical factory east of the city of Deir al-Balah, in the central Gaza Strip, while Israeli military vehicles penetrated the vicinity of the place, amid sweeping operations.

For the 7th day in a row, al-Nuseirat camp in the middle of the Gaza Strip is witnessing continuous missile and artillery bombardment, as Israeli bulldozers and tanks advance in the vicinity of the north of the camp, and carry out sweeping works of land near the water desalination plant north of the camp.

The Israeli army also destroyed most of the towers and residential houses located in Mufti’s land and the outskirts of the new camp north of Nuseirat in the central Gaza Strip.

The Israeli military operation is still taking place until this moment.

The Israeli air force and artillery bombed the area of ​​​​the Martyrs’ Axis, known as “Netzarim”, which led to significant damage in the vicinity of the place.

In the southern Gaza Strip, the bodies of 7 civilians, including 4 children, were recovered after an Israeli missile targeted a house belonging to Abu al-Hinud family in Yabna camp in the center of Rafah.

The Israeli air force also targeted an inhabited house in central Rafah, resulting in a number of casualties and wounded, most of whom were children.

Crews are still trying to recover the bodies of the martyrs and wounded from under the rubble.

Simultaneously, the Israeli forces continued their intense shelling on northern Gaza, destroying a four-story house belonging to the Hassouna family on Al-Nafaq Street north of Gaza City, causing damage to surrounding homes.

The Israeli forces also continued to fire live ammunition at the homes of Palestinian citizens in the town of Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza, alongside sporadic artillery shelling. Israeli warplanes further carried out an airstrike east of the Tuffah neighborhood in Gaza City.

In a related development, Israeli warplanes launched a fierce airstrike on Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip. Meanwhile, ambulance and rescue teams managed to recover the bodies of six civilians from the Al-Amal neighborhood west of the city.

Earlier, at least eight Palestinian citizens were killed and others injured in an Israeli airstrike targeting vehicles in the Tuffah neighborhood in central Gaza City.

Additionally, three Palestinians were killed and dozens injured in Israeli airstrikes north of the Nusseirat refugee camp. Israeli forces also demolished a number of residential homes north of the camp with explosives.

In northern Gaza, Israeli forces continued for the second consecutive day to force all families present in the town of Beit Hanoun to evacuate, and several youths were arrested.

According to Israeli government 1,139 Israelis were killed by Hamas on 7 October in southern Israel and 134 Israelis and foreign nationals are still detained by Hamas in Gaza.

[Photo:  Relatives of Palestinians killed by indiscriminate Israeli bombings at al-Maghazi Refugee Camp mourn in Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital in Deir al-Balah, Gaza on 16 04 2024. Photojournalist: Ashraf Amra/AA

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