Intense Israeli air and artillery shelling hits Gaza City

Ahram Online , Thursday 18 Apr 2024

Israeli occupation artillery continues to bombard the southern, southwestern, and eastern areas of Gaza City on the 195th day of the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip.

A Palestinian man mourns over the body of a loved one at Al-Najjar hospital following overnight Israeli bombardment in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on April 18, 2024. AFP


Israeli occupation artillery launched intense bombardment on Gaza City, specifically the areas of Sheikh Ajlin, Tal Al-Hawa, and Al-Zaytoun, injuring several citizens, WAFA news agency reported.

The Israeli warplanes also bombed homes in the Beach refugee camp in Gaza City.

Meanwhile, three Palestinians were killed and others injured in an Israeli airstrike in the Al-Mughraqa area in the centre. 

In the south, local sources said the number of people killed in the occupation's bombing of displaced people in Rafah City on Wednesday rose to 11 after ambulances and rescue teams managed to recover the bodies of three people from the rubble of destroyed buildings and houses in the city.

Civil defence and rescue crews recovered the bodies of 11 people from various areas in the city of Khan Younis, south of the Gaza Strip.

Israel has killed at least 33,970 Palestinians, according to the latest toll, in addition to 33,970 wounded since 7 October.

At least 7,000 people are unaccounted for, presumed dead under the rubble of their homes throughout the Strip.

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