Over 200 Palestinian civilians killed by Israel in Gaza since the beginning of the day

Hundreds of innocent civilians, including children, were savagely massacred today in a series of relentless Israeli aerial, artillery and naval strikes across the Gaza Strip, with many others sustaining injuries of various degrees, according to WAFA correspondents on the ground. In Khan Yunis, in southern Gaza, Israeli warplanes carried out a series of intense strikes resulting in the murder and injury of dozens of civilians. One of these airstrikes hit a house belonging to the Al-Abadla family in the town of Al-Qarara, northeast of the city, and another house belonging to the Al-Astal family in the city center, leading to the murder of several civilians and the injury of numerous others, including three children. At least 12 others were wounded in another strike targeting a house in the city. Israeli fighter jets also targeted the home of the Najeli family in the town of Al-Qarara, northeast of Khan Yunis, leading to the murder of 10 civilians, mostly women and children. WAFA correspondent said entire s quares in the city of Khan Yunis were forcibly evacuated at Israeli military orders, significantly increasing the number of the displaced population. In Gaza City, over 150 civilians were killed in the Shujaeya neighborhood, where Israeli warplanes bombarded an entire residential block, according to local and medical reports. It was reported that large numbers of victims and wounded were transported to the Al-Ahli Baptist Hospital in Gaza City, while many others remained under the rubble, in the aftermath of the Israeli airstrikes in the city. In the Al Zaytoun neighborhood, the Israeli war machine perpetrated several massacres by bombing houses belonging to the Shuhada, Al-Sawafiri, and Al-Najjar families. Several civilians also lost their lives in other neighborhoods of Gaza City, including Yarmouk, Nasr, and Sheikh Radwan, amid devastating destruction to homes and infrastructure by the Israeli war machinery. Eyewitnesses reported the murder of at least six civilians and the injury of more than 20 othe rs due to the Israeli airstrikes targeting a petrol station in the Jabalia refugee camp, north of the Gaza Strip. Earlier in the day, the Israeli occupation forces committed a previous massacre in the Jabalia refugee camp, where approximately 100 civilians were killed in a missile strike targeting a residential building belonging to the Al-Obeid family. Dozens were injured, and there are still missing individuals under the rubble. Israeli warplanes also targeted several inhabited houses in the Beit Lahiya city, leading to the death and injury of dozens of people. Ambulance vehicles are also facing difficulties reaching the targeted areas, prompting local residents to transport the injured using animal-pulled carts animals and private vehicles to hospitals. Source: Palestine News and Information Agency – WAFA

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