Dozens of Palestinians have been killed and wounded in Israeli air raids on Jabalia refugee camp within the besieged Gaza Strip, in accordance with the Palestinian well being ministry and the official Palestinian information company WAFA.
At the least 493 Palestinians have been killed in Israeli bombardments on the blockaded enclave since Saturday, in accordance with a ministry loss of life toll printed earlier on Monday.
The Israeli air raids on Gaza got here after Hamas fighters from the Strip launched a multi-front assault on Israel, killing not less than 800 folks and capturing dozens of others as hostages.
On the Jabalia refugee camp in northern Gaza, males clambered on a flattened constructing to drag an toddler’s tiny physique from the rubble, carrying it down by way of the gang under amid still-smouldering stays of bombed buildings. The air raid left dozens of individuals killed and injured, in accordance with the territory’s well being ministry and WAFA.
As ambulances arrived at a hospital, staff ran out to haul in stretchers bearing the wounded. Inside, a person lay subsequent to the shrouded physique of his nephew, hysterical with grief, alternately putting the ground and embracing the corpse as he screamed.
Funeral processions wound down Gaza streets. In Rafah, within the south, males strode behind a physique being carried on a bier, Palestinian and Hamas flags raised behind.
On the cemetery, a household buried Saad Lubbad, a boy killed in air raids. His physique, wrapped in white, was handed all the way down to be laid on a patterned material earlier than burial.
Nasser Abu Quta mentioned 19 members of his household together with his spouse have been killed when an air raid hit their residence, the place they have been huddling on the bottom ground in Rafah.
There have been no fighters in his constructing, he mentioned. “It is a protected home, with youngsters and ladies,” the 57-year-old Abu Quta advised the Related Press information company by phone.
One other strike in the identical metropolis early Monday killed 11, together with girls and youngsters.
The densely populated enclave’s 2.3 million residents, a lot of them refugees descended from individuals who fled or have been expelled from their houses throughout combating when Israel was based in 1948, have endured repeated bouts of struggle and Israeli air raids up to now.