At least 21 Palestinians killed, dozens injured in Israeli strikes on Khan Yunis

Ahram Online , Friday 20 Oct 2023

More than 21 Palestinians were killed and 79 others injured, in Israeli air strikes on the city of Khan Yunis in southern Gaza, local sources told Palestinian news agency WAFA on Friday.

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Palestinian civil defence members and locals gather at the site of a building hit by Israeli bombardment in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip on October 19, 2023. AFP


The Israeli strikes targeted six residential houses in Khan Yunis, killing almost two dozen civilians, the majority being women and children, local sources said.

Palestinians injured in the attack were rushed to Nasser Hospital in Khan Yunis for medical treatment, WAFA reported, local sources adding that eight of those killed belonged to a single family.

According to WAFA, the Israeli bombardments targeted the neighborhoods of Zaytoun and Shujaeya, destroying several homes in the civilian packed areas.

The attack comes after several displaced Palestinians were killed and injured in an Israeli strike at a church compound in Gaza late Thursday. The church has been a shelter for hundreds of Palestinians seeking refuge from Israel's deadly war on Gaza.

More than 3,700 Palestinians, mainly civilians, have been killed across the Gaza Strip in relentless Israeli bombardments on the coastal territory, Palestinian health ministry figures say.

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