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Over 80 Dead in Israeli Airstrikes on Gaza, Including Women and Children

Sat 16 Mar 2024 | 12:11 PM
Israeli Raids in Different Areas of Gaza
Israeli Raids in Different Areas of Gaza

On Saturday, the Palestinian news agency reported that Israeli airstrikes on Gaza City, Al-Nuseirat camp, and Rafah have resulted in the deaths of more than 80 individuals, with dozens more injured. The airstrikes targeted residential areas, impacting a significant number of women and children in the northern, central, and southern parts of the Gaza Strip.

According to local sources, one of the strikes hit a seven-story building in Gaza City near Al-Shifa Hospital, which was sheltering displaced families. This attack alone led to numerous casualties, with many people still believed to be trapped under the rubble. A separate strike on a residence on Al-Jalaa Street in Gaza City has left several individuals unaccounted for.

The Arab World News Agency highlighted further fatalities, with at least five deaths and several injuries resulting from bombings of homes in the Al-Tuffah and Al-Nasr neighborhoods of Gaza City. In the Al-Nuseirat camp, situated in the central Gaza Strip, an Israeli artillery strike on two houses killed an additional 36 people.

Early reports on Saturday also covered an attack on a residential building housing displaced individuals in the Al-Rimal neighborhood of Gaza City, with many victims still buried under the debris.

In the southern Gaza Strip, a strike on a house in Rafah inflicted injuries on numerous civilians. The Ministry of Health in Gaza announced that since October 7, the casualty count has escalated to 31,490 fatalities and 73,439 injuries. The Ministry further reported that rescue efforts are being hindered by Israeli forces, which are preventing emergency and civil defense teams from reaching victims trapped under rubble and scattered across streets.