Death toll of Palestinians from Israeli nonstop airstrikes in Gaza mounts

Ahram Online , Tuesday 16 Apr 2024

On the 193rd day of the war on Gaza, the Israeli army intensified its assault shelling more Palestinian areas and killing at least 46 Palestinians and injuring another 110 in the past 24 hours.

A man mourns over the bodies of relatives who were killed the previous night during Israeli bombardment, at Al-Najjar hospital in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on April 16, 2024. AFP


The Israeli forces also continued its ground operation north of the Nuseirat refugee camp in central Gaza for the sixth consecutive day, killing at least three people, and injuring dozens.

This brings the total death toll from Israel's deadly offensive against the Gaza Strip since 7 October, to 33,843, Wafa news agency reported on Tuesday.

At least 76,575 others have also been injured in the onslaught, Wafa added.

Israeli warplanes also struck Al-Fakhoura Mosque west of the Jabalia refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip, injuring a number of women and children, according to medical sources speaking to Wafa, 

Additionally, Israeli aircraft bombed multiple homes in Al-Mughraqa and the neighbouring city of Al-Zahraa, while artillery shells were fired in the western area of Deir Al-Balah.

Furthermore, Israeli forces besieged a school in Gaza’s Beit Hanoun on Tuesday, where hundreds of forcibly displaced Palestinians were sheltering.

Soldiers used loudspeakers to call on young men inside the school to exit, subsequently subjecting them to a humiliating strip search.

Women and children were forcibly evacuated from the school and directed to move south under threat of firearms, the New Arab reported.

A voice recording shared by Dr Abdallah Mohammed from Gaza’s Shujayya neighbourhood corroborated these accounts, capturing the sounds of distressed children, cries, and gunshots.

Around 3,000 Palestinians were sheltering in the area and many of the men were detained following the invasion of the school.

In Khan Younis, located in the southern Gaza Strip, Israeli artillery targeted several neighbourhoods, particularly in the eastern regions of Abasan, Bani Suhaila, and Khuza’a, causing extensive destruction to properties. 

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