Gaza: 60 Palestinians killed, 220 injured by Israeli bombings last 24 hrs

By Abdul Adil

(The Muslim News): 60 Palestinians have been killed, 220 others injured by Israeli Defence Forces’ indiscriminate bombings in Gaza Strip in the last 24 hours, reports Health Ministry in the besieged enclave. This increases the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces to 36,439 and 82,627 others injured in Gaza Strip.

Early this morning, several Palestinian civilians were killed and others injured in airstrikes and artillery shelling by Israeli forces, which primarily targeted the cities of Gaza and Rafah in the war-ridden Gaza Strip.

WAFA correspondents reported that an Israeli airstrike hit a house in the Shawa Square area of the Al-Daraj neighborhood in eastern Gaza City, while another airstrike targeted a Khalifa family home in the Old City of Gaza. Artillery shelling also hit the vicinity of the University College in the Sabra neighborhood, south of the city, resulting in several casualties.

In Rafah, located in the south of the enclave, Israeli airstrikes targeted the Brazil neighborhood, causing injuries to civilians and the destruction of several homes.

At the Al-Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza City, also known as the Baptist Hospital, three fatalities were brought to the hospital, including a woman and an infant, following an Israeli airstrike on an apartment belonging to the Nabi family in the Shawa Square area of the Al-Daraj neighborhood.

Simultaneously, Israeli fighter jets bombarded a plot of land in the town of Al-Qarara, northeast of Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip.

Israeli artillery also bombarded homes east of Deir al-Balah, east of Al-Bureij refugee camp, and northwest of Nusseirat refugee camp in central Gaza. Furthermore, Israeli naval vessels fired their machine guns at homes along the coastline of Deir el-Balah.

Meantime, the Israeli artillery continued its bombardment in the Sheikh Ajlin, Tel al-Hawa, and Al-Zaytoun neighborhoods, as well as on Street 8 in Gaza City, accompanied by heavy machine-gun fire from attack helicopters.

Earlier, Israeli artillery shelling hit the Al-Zaytoun neighborhood, as well as the towns of Al-Mughraqa and Al-Zahraa in the central Gaza Strip. Concurrently, the occupation forces fired smoke bombs along with artillery shelling west of Rafah.

Meanwhile, more than 120 bodies of Palestinians were recovered from the rubble two days after Israeli forces left the Jabalia camp in the northern Gaza Strip.

Medical sources at Kamal Adwan Hospital told Anadolu Agency that emergency crews and civil defense teams have recovered more than 120 Palestinian bodies from the destroyed roads and under the rubble of collapsed buildings in the Jabalia camp, with the clearing of trash and debris still underway.

On Friday, the Israeli military declared the end of its offensive in the Jabalia area after 20 days.

At least eight Palestinians were killed in Israeli airstrikes targeting two houses in Gaza City on Sunday, according to a local medical source.

Several children and women were among the victims in the attack in al-Sabra neighborhood south of Gaza City, the source told Anadolu.

Civil defense teams are searching the rubble of the destroyed houses for survivors, witnesses said.

Meanwhile, the names of over 15,000 Gazan children killed in Israeli attacks over the last eight months were read aloud in Berlin on Saturday, marking International Children’s Day.

The event, organized by three Berlin women, took place in front of the Neue Wache, the city’s central monument. Hundreds of pairs of children’s shoes were placed on the sidewalk of Unter den Linden Street to draw attention to the mass killings in Gaza.

The reading out of the names by numerous volunteers began at 9 a.m. local time and will continue until midnight.

The death toll in Israel from Hamas’s attacks on 7 October is at least 1,139 with dozens of people still held captive in Gaza.

[Photo: Injured Palestinians are brought to Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital for medical treatment following the Israeli attacks on al-Zawaydah area, in Deir al-Balah, Gaza on June 2, 2024.Photojournalist: Ashraf Amra /AA]

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