More than 100 Palestinians killed and nearly 170 injured in another bloody day

At least 100 people died in Gaza Strip in the last 24 hours, while another 170 were injured, according to the local Ministry of Health, after a day of intense Israeli bombing and attacks in Rafah and the central area of ​​the Palestinian enclave.

This morning, the Israeli bombing of four buildings in the Al Shati refugee camp, west of the northern city of Gaza, left dozens dead. “We do not have the heavy equipment necessary to extract victims from the rubble”lamented members of the rescue teams.

In Al Tuffah, east of Gaza City, another 15 Palestinians died and dozens more were injured in another Israeli bombing, adding to another 15 deaths in the Zeitun neighborhood, sources from the Ministry of Health confirmed to the EFE agency. Palestinian, dependent on Hamas.

Rescue teams search for victims in the rubble. Photo: Reuters/Ayman Al Hassi.

In videos spread on networks, injured people in Al Shati are seen completely covered in dust caused by the collapse of at least four buildings, in addition to scenes of general panic among mountains of rubble.

“Ambulance crews are being denied access to bombed areas; “Civil defense capabilities are not proportional to the magnitude of the destruction and we find it difficult to reach the victims” in Al Shati, said a spokesman for the Red Crescent in Gaza.

The Israeli Army reported, shortly before, having attacked two sites of “Hamas military infrastructure” with fighters in the Gazan capital, in what local media say is an attempt to assassinate a senior Hamas official.

The latest bombings occurred in Gaza City. Photo: Reuters/Ayman Al Hassi.

The Islamist group Hamas lamented in a statement the “savage attack on unarmed civilians” by Israel, which it called “a continuation of the genocide of more than eight months, in flagrant contempt and defiance of all laws and regulations that prohibit attacking civilians”.

Already yesterday, in another attack that the Israeli Army claimed to be investigating, At least 25 Gazans died and fifty were injured when tanks opened fire on displaced people’s tents in northern Rafah, in the Al Mawasi safe areawhere numerous displaced people are located.

With the fatalities in the last 24 hours, the Gaza Ministry of Health raised the total number of deaths to 37,550 and the number of injured to 85,911, after eight and a half months of war in Gaza that began after a violent Hamas incursion on October 7 in Israeli territory that left more than 1,000 dead and a couple of hundred kidnapped.

A rescuer carries two victims of the bombings in Gaza. Photo: Reuters/Ayman Al Hassi.A rescuer carries two victims of the bombings in Gaza. Photo: Reuters/Ayman Al Hassi.
 
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