The Israeli army announced that it struck a military target inside a refugee camp in Gaza late Monday.
The Gaza Ministry of Health said that the raid resulted in the death and injury of dozens of civilians in the Beach refugee camp. She did not specify their exact number.
But Palestinian media reported that five people were killed in the raid. According to Reuters.
Ministry spokesman Ashraf Al-Qudra said, “Many of the victims are children and women who are still under the rubble.”
Israeli army He described the attack as: As part of its strikes on “terrorist infrastructure and Hamas staging areas” throughout Gaza.
The Israel Defense Forces has intensified the intensity of its air strikes on Gaza amid preparations for an expected ground invasion of the Strip, leading to increased scrutiny as the number of Palestinian civilian casualties rises.
The Hamas-controlled Health Ministry said more than 5,000 Palestinians have been killed in the fighting so far, including more than 2,000 children. More than 1,400 Israelis have been killed in the conflict, most of them civilians, in the surprise attack earlier this month that sparked the war.
At least 50 Palestinians were killed in raids Monday night, according to survivors and the Hamas-run Interior Ministry in Gaza. Two large sets of raids on a group of homes in Rafah and a residential building in Khan Yunis led to the deaths of 28 and 32 people, respectively.
As Israel intensifies its air strikes, humanitarian organizations continue to seek more aid for civilians in the area. Aid convoys began flowing into Gaza on Saturday, but humanitarian leaders warned that the little that has entered so far is not enough, and that the convoys will need to stop soon as Gaza runs out of fuel completely.
President Obama urged Israel to exercise restraint in the conflict, saying in a statement issued Monday that Israel must protect civilians in Gaza.
“But even as we support Israel, we must also be clear that how Israel wages its war against Hamas is important,” Obama wrote. “In particular, it is important – as President Biden has repeatedly stressed – that Israel’s military strategy adheres to international law, including those laws that seek to avoid the death or suffering of the civilian population, to the greatest extent possible.”
He added, “The Israeli government’s decision to cut off food, water, and electricity to the captive civilian population not only threatens to exacerbate the growing humanitarian crisis, but could further harden Palestinian positions for generations, undermine global support for Israel, and increasingly play into the hands of Palestinians.” into the hands of Israel’s enemies, undermining long-term efforts to achieve peace and stability in the region.
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