UPDATE: At least 12 civilians killed as Israel launches a bloodbath across Gaza Strip

GAZA: Four civilians today were killed and dozens were injured by Israeli occupation live bullets and ongoing airstrikes against several areas west of the city of Gaza, according to medical and local sources. Medical sources reported that Israeli military tanks intensively targeted scores of civilians who were waiting for aid to arrive on the Harun al-Rashid road - the coastal road in the Sheikh Ajlin area - west of Gaza City, resulting in the killing of four persons and causing others multiple injuries. In Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip, at least three persons, including a woman and a child, were killed in an Israeli airstrike that targeted a house near the Kuwaiti Hospital in the center of the city. Furthermore, scores of civilians were further killed and others were wounded by an Israeli drone in the middle of the new camp, west of Nuseirat. Civil defense crews and citizens retrieved the bodies of five people from under the rubble of a house that was bombed in the town of Al-Qarara, in the northeast of Khan Yunis. Source: Palestine News and Information Agency – WAFA