Israeli fighter jets have struck two refugee camps within the Gaza Strip, killing no less than 53 individuals and wounding dozens, in accordance with well being officers within the besieged enclave.
The assaults on Sunday got here as Israel mentioned it will press on with its offensive in opposition to Hamas, regardless of worldwide appeals for a ceasefire or a “humanitarian pause”.
Air raids hit the Maghazi refugee camp in central Gaza in a single day, killing no less than 40 individuals and wounding 34 others, the Ministry of Well being mentioned.
Arafat Abu Mashaia, who lives within the camp, mentioned the air raids flattened a number of multistorey residential buildings the place individuals pressured out of different components of Gaza had been sheltering.
“It was a real bloodbath,” he mentioned, standing on the wreckage. “All listed below are peaceable individuals. I problem anybody who says there have been resistance [fighters] right here.”
The camp, a built-up residential space, is situated within the evacuation zone the place Israel’s navy had urged Palestinian civilians to hunt refuge because it targeted its navy offensive on the north.
One other air assault hit a home close to a faculty on the Bureji refugee camp in central Gaza on Sunday, and workers at al-Aqsa Hospital mentioned no less than 13 individuals had been killed. The camp is dwelling to an estimated 46,000 individuals and was struck on Thursday as properly.