Sunday, October 2, 2022

Deadliest day in Gaza so far

Israeli airstrikes on Gaza City on Sunday razed three buildings and killed at least 42 people, Palestinian medics said, while wounded Palestinians being taken across the border crossing to Rafah for Egypt for treatment.

Despite efforts to bring about a ceasefire, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has indicated that the conflict with the Hamas rulers in Gaza will continue. He said the attacks continued with “full force” and would “take time”. He also claims that Hamas’ military intelligence acted inside the building that bombed Israel on Saturday. It housed the offices of the Associated Press and Al Jazeera.

The Israeli air strike early on Sunday was the deadliest single attack since fighting broke out between Israel and Hamas a week ago, making it the worst fighting here since their devastating 2014 war in Gaza.

The Gaza Ministry of Health said 16 women and ten children were killed, with more than 50 injured, and that rescue efforts were under way.

The Israeli army said it had destroyed the house of Gaza’s leading Hamas leader, Yahiyeh Sinwar, in a strike in the southern city of Khan Younis. At least 188 Palestinians were killed in Gaza, including 55 children and 33 women, with 1,230 people injured, while at least eight people were killed in Israel.

Hamas and other militant groups fired about 2,900 rockets at Israel.

The violence caused pro-Palestinian protests in cities in Europe and the US, with French police firing tear gas and water cannon at protesters in Paris.

The US, meanwhile, reaffirmed its support for Israel as it eased the crisis. U.S. diplomat Hady Amr met with Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz, who thanked the United States for its support.

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