Heavy bombardment of the Gaza Strip from Israeli warplanes continues for a sixth day, flattening neighbourhoods and focusing on properties with residents inside them.
The air assaults on Thursday focused two properties belonging to the al-Masri and al-Hasani households within the Shati (Seashore) refugee camp in Gaza Metropolis alongside the Mediterranean coast.
Israel stated it has dropped 6,000 bombs in six days on the besieged enclave, one of many world’s most densely populated areas.
Gaza has been reduce off from the remainder of the world by the Israeli army for 16 years, successfully forcing its 2.3 million residents to stay in an open-air prison.
Shati is the third-largest refugee camp among the many eight within the Gaza Strip, and in addition one in every of its most crowded, with greater than 90,000 individuals residing in an space of lower than half a sq. kilometre.
Thursday’s air raids on the camp killed 13 individuals belonging to 2 households.
“Eight of my relations have been killed thus far,” Saad al-Masri instructed Al Jazeera. “My brother Abu Mohammed misplaced his two sons, Yaser and Ramadan, and their daughters Abeer, Firyal and Aya.”
The 50-year-old stated extra our bodies could possibly be trapped below the rubble, however there have been no machines to tug them out.
Gaza Metropolis’s essential hospital has run out of area in its morgue and our bodies in white physique luggage are mendacity on the ground.
The Israeli assault on the Shati camp was adopted by related aerial assaults all through the Gaza Strip. In line with Gaza well being authorities, a minimum of 31 individuals from the Shihab household, most of them girls and youngsters, have been killed after an Israeli assault on their house in Jabalia, the largest refugee camp in northern Gaza.
Within the central city of Deir el-Balah, a minimum of 14 members of the Azaizeh household have been killed after their home was focused.
The loss of life toll has now surpassed 1,500, with 60 % of Palestinians killed being girls and youngsters, well being officers have stated. Greater than 6,000 others have been wounded.