Israeli Strike Kills 14, UN Condemns ‘Indiscriminate Killing’ Of Children

ISRAEL warplanes have bombed a house in the Nuseirat refugee camp in central Gaza, killing 14 Palestinians including children, Gaza medical sources say.

A UNICEF official calls for an end to the “indiscriminate killing of civilians, especially children” in Gaza.

Hundreds of thousands of people are fleeing again. Around half of Gaza’s population took sanctuary there after Israel ordered evacuations from northern Gaza in October.

Gaza’s health authority appealed for international pressure to reopen access via the southern border to allow in aid, medical supplies and fuel to power generators and ambulances.

“The wounded and sick suffer a slow death because there is no treatment and supplies and they cannot travel,” it said.

A foreign U.N. security staff member was killed on Monday when a U.N.-marked vehicle travelling to a hospital in Rafah was struck – the first international U.N. fatality in the Gaza war, a U.N. spokesperson said, bringing the total death toll of U.N. personnel to around 190.

In northern Gaza’s Jabalia, a sprawling refugee camp built for displaced Palestinians 75 years ago, Israeli forces pushed into an area where they claimed to have dismantled Hamas months ago.

Residents fled along rubble-strewn streets carrying bags of belongings. Tank shells landed in the centre of the camp and health officials said they had recovered 20 bodies from overnight airstrikes.

“We don’t know where to go. We have been displaced from one place to the next… We are running in the streets. I saw it with my own eyes. I saw the tank and the bulldozer. It is on that street,” said one woman, who did not give her name.

An Israeli air strike on a house in Al-Nuseirat refugee camp in central Gaza Strip killed at least eight people, said Mahmoud Basal, a spokesperson of the Gaza Civil Emergency Service. He said several other people were wounded and missing.

The Palestinian death toll in the war has now surpassed 35,000, with 57 killed in the past 24 hours, according to Gaza health officials, whose figures do not differentiate between civilians and fighters.

Previous articleAfter 24 Years, Melinda Quits Gates Foundation, To Get $12.5bn
Next articleMbappe Wins France’s Player Of The Year Award For Fifth Time In A Row


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here