13 Palestinians were killed in Israeli airstrikes overnight

Last Updated on April 29, 2024 3:22 am

Israel carried out an overnight airstrike in Rafah in the besieged Palestinian territory of Gaza. At least 13 Palestinians were killed. Many others were injured in this attack.

Reuters reported this information in a report on Monday. However, the number of Palestinians killed in the Israeli attack in Rafah is higher, according to Wafa, the official Palestinian news agency.

An Israeli airstrike on three houses in the southern Gaza city of Rafah killed 13 people and wounded many others, medics said on Monday, Reuters reported. However, Gaza media outlets put the death toll at 15.

On the other hand, Israeli aircraft attacked two houses in Gaza City, located in the north of the Gaza Strip. Health officials said that several people were killed and injured.

Basically, the war between Hamas and the occupying Israel started on October 7 last year. At that time, 1.3 million people from one place to another came to Rafah and took shelter. Now the Israelis are planning to attack that Rafah.

In addition, the attack in Rafah came at a time when Egypt invited Hamas leaders to discuss the possibility of a cease-fire agreement with Israel.

It should be noted that since the unprecedented cross-border attack by Hamas on October 7, Israel has been carrying out continuous air and ground attacks on the Gaza Strip. Thousands of buildings including hospitals, schools, refugee camps, mosques, churches have been damaged or destroyed by the Israeli attack.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health of the Gaza Strip said that more than 34,000 people have been killed so far as a result of Israel’s attack on Gaza. Most of them are women and children. In addition, more than 77 thousand people were injured.

Basically the Israeli invasion has reduced Gaza to rubble. According to the United Nations, about 85 percent of Gaza’s Palestinians have been displaced by Israel’s brutal offensive. And with acute shortages of food, clean water and medicine, all of Gaza is now food insecure.

In addition, 60 percent of the infrastructure in the blockaded territory has been damaged or destroyed. Thousands of people are living without any form of shelter and fewer relief trucks are entering the region than needed.

Hamas officials said on Sunday that a delegation led by Khalil al-Hayya, the Gaza-based deputy head of the Palestinian independence armed group, would discuss Israel’s response to the ceasefire proposal handed over by Hamas to mediators in Qatar and Egypt.

US-backed mediators have stepped up their efforts to broker a deal as Israel threatens to attack Rafah.

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