Israel’s relentless bombardment of the Gaza Strip has hit areas it had advised Palestinians to evacuate to within the territory’s south.
The strikes got here a day after america vetoed a United Nations decision demanding an instantaneous humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza, regardless of its vast assist.
Gaza residents “are being advised to maneuver like human pinballs – ricocheting between ever-smaller slivers of the south, with none of the fundamentals for survival,” Secretary-Common Antonio Guterres advised the UN Safety Council earlier than Friday’s vote.
Two hospitals in central and southern Gaza obtained 133 our bodies of Palestinians killed in Israeli bombings over the previous 24 hours, well being ministry officers in Gaza mentioned on Saturday.
Dozens of individuals held funeral prayers within the hospital’s courtyard earlier than taking the our bodies for burial – a scene that has turn out to be routine over the previous two months of warfare.
Within the southern metropolis of Khan Younis, which has been the main target of Israel’s army operations over the previous week, the Nasser Hospital obtained the our bodies of 62 folks, the ministry mentioned.
Greater than 2,200 Palestinians have been killed for the reason that December 1 collapse of a weeklong truce, about two-thirds of them ladies and youngsters.
With the warfare now in its third month, the loss of life toll in Gaza has surpassed 17,700.