At least 17 Palestinians killed in Israeli strikes on 3 houses in Gaza

Warplanes targets 2 houses in Deir al-Balah in central Gaza; 1 in Jabalia refugee camp in northern Gaza

13:41 - 2/03/2024 Cumartesi
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At least 17 Palestinians were killed in attacks by the Israeli army on three houses in central and northern Gaza Strip.

The Palestinian official news agency, WAFA, said warplanes targeted two houses in Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip, which killed at least 15 Palestinians and left numerous injuries.

The wounded were taken to the al-Aqsa Hospital with civil defense personnel continuing search and rescue operations in the rubble, it said.

It was reported that the Israeli army also bombed a house in the Jabalia refugee camp in northern Gaza where 70 Palestinians had sought shelter. That strike killed at least two victims, according to initial assessments.

Teams were said to be continuing their work at the house.

Israel has launched a deadly military offensive on the Gaza Strip since an Oct. 7 attack by the Palestinian resistance group, Hamas, which Tel Aviv said killed less than 1,200 people.

At least 30,035 Palestinians have since been killed and 70,457 injured amid mass destruction and shortages of necessities.

Israel has also imposed a crippling blockade on Gaza, leaving its population, particularly residents of northern Gaza, on the verge of starvation.

The Israeli war has pushed 85% of Gaza's population into internal displacement amid acute shortages of food, clean water and medicine, while 60% of the enclave's infrastructure has been damaged or destroyed, according to the UN.

Israel is accused of genocide at the International Court of Justice. An interim ruling in January ordered Tel Aviv to stop genocidal acts and take measures to guarantee that humanitarian assistance is provided to civilians in Gaza.

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