At the very least 9,770 individuals killed in practically a month of Israeli strikes, in accordance with the Palestinian well being ministry.
At the very least 4,008 kids have been killed within the ongoing battle in Gaza because the demise toll after practically a month of Israeli bombings hits 9,770, in accordance with the Palestinian well being ministry.
On Sunday afternoon, an Israeli air strike hit a number of homes close to a faculty on the Bureji refugee camp in central Gaza, killing at the very least 13 individuals, in accordance with officers at Al-Aqsa Hospital.
The camp is house to an estimated 46,000 individuals and was struck final Thursday as nicely.
Footage verified by Al Jazeera on Sunday confirmed individuals looking out underneath the rubble of homes to retrieve the victims.
It was the third refugee camp to be hit by Israeli air strikes prior to now 24 hours. Greater than 50 Palestinians have been killed in assaults on Gaza’s al-Maghazi and Jabalia refugee camps.
Arafat Abu Mashaia, a resident of al-Maghazi camp, mentioned the Israeli air strike flattened a number of multi-storey properties the place individuals compelled out of different components of Gaza have been sheltering.
“It was a real bloodbath,” he mentioned early on Sunday as he stood on the wreckage of destroyed properties. “All listed here are peaceable individuals. I problem anybody who says there have been resistance [fighters] right here.”
The camp, a built-up residential space, is positioned within the evacuation zone the place Israel’s army had urged Palestinian civilians to hunt refuge because it focuses its military offensive on the north.
Saeed al-Nejma, 53, mentioned he was asleep along with his household when the blast hit the neighbourhood. “All evening, I and the opposite males have been making an attempt to select the useless from the rubble. We received kids, dismembered, torn aside flesh,” he mentioned.
Israeli planes once more dropped leaflets, urging individuals to move south of Gaza throughout a four-hour window on Sunday. Crowds of individuals have been seen strolling down the strip’s most important north-south freeway on foot with solely what they might carry of their arms. Others led donkey carts.
One man mentioned he needed to stroll 500 metres (1,640 toes) with palms raised whereas passing Israeli troops. One other described seeing our bodies in broken vehicles alongside the street.
“The kids noticed tanks for the primary time. Oh world, have mercy on us,” mentioned one Palestinian who declined to present his identify.
Al Jazeera’s Hani Mahmoud, reporting from Khan Younis, mentioned there appears to be a “systematic assault” on Gaza’s refugee camps by Israeli forces.
“These repeated air strikes on refugee camps in central and southern Gaza are the explanation why persons are not taking the Israeli announcement of guaranteeing secure corridors to journey to the south significantly,” he mentioned.
In keeping with the United Nations, 1.5 million individuals at the moment are internally displaced in Gaza out of a inhabitants of two.3 million.
The strikes and displacement come as US Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas within the occupied West Financial institution on Sunday.
Blinken reaffirmed Washington’s place calling for “humanitarian pauses” in Gaza to guard civilians and permit overseas nationals to go away whereas “nonetheless enabling Israel to realize its goal” to defeat Hamas.
Each Egypt and Jordan rebuked that place publicly at a information convention on Saturday, as an alternative calling for a direct ceasefire – echoing the stance of different leaders within the area.
In the meantime, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu once more rejected the concept of halting the offensive, ignoring appeals and protests across the world.
“There shall be no ceasefire with out the return of our hostages, we are saying this to each our enemies and our pals. We’ll proceed till we beat them,” Netanyahu advised air and floor crews on the Ramon Air Drive Base in southern Israel on Sunday.
Israel says it’s concentrating on Hamas fighters and property, accusing the group of utilizing civilians as human shields. Critics say Israel’s strikes are disproportionate, contemplating the massive variety of civilians killed.