Dozens Killed and Injured in Israeli Airstrikes on Gaza City

"Devastating Israeli airstrikes in Gaza kill dozens, sparking calls for international intervention to address the worsening humanitarian crisis and protect civilians."

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Muhammad Jawad
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Dozens Killed and Injured in Israeli Airstrikes on Gaza City

Dozens Killed and Injured in Israeli Airstrikes on Gaza City

Israeli airstrikes on various areas in the Gaza Strip killed and injured dozens of Palestinian citizens. In Al-Zahraa, north of Nuseirat camp, six citizens were killed and three bodies were recovered from the rubble. An Israeli bombing in the Qaa al-Qurain area of Khan Yunis killed one citizen and injured others. Intense bombardment was also reported in Bani Suhaila, Abasan, and Khuza'a.

In Gaza City, an Israeli aircraft bombed a residential building owned by the Ishteiwi family in the Al-Zaytoun neighborhood, killing two citizens and wounding others. A number of people are still missing under the rubble. Israeli artillery also targeted homes and lands in the neighborhoods of Sheikh Ajlin, Tal Al-Hawa, and Al-Zaytoun, southwest of Gaza City, as well as lands and tents of displaced people east of Rafah.

Why this matters: The rising death toll and widespread destruction from the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict emphasize the pressing need for international intervention and a peaceful resolution. The humanitarian crisis in Gaza continues to worsen, with civilians bearing the brunt of the violence.

According to the Ministry of Health in Gaza, the death toll in the Gaza Strip has risen to 34,568 since the beginning of the Israeli occupation aggression on October 7, 2023, with the majority of casualties being children and women. The number of injuries has reached 77,765. Between the afternoon of April 29 and May 1, 80 Palestinians were killed and 118 injured, including 33 killed and 57 injured in the last 24 hours.

The Palestinian Civil Defense estimates that over 10,000 people are missing under the rubble in Gaza. They are facing challenges in recovering bodies due to a lack of equipment. The risk of exposure to unexploded ordnance is at its most dangerous stage, with a 14-year-old boy seriously injured after opening a booby-trapped can of food. The UN and international community are urged to intervene to remove explosive remnants of war and reduce the risk for civilians.

In a statement, the Ministry of Health in Gaza said, "The targeting of civilians and residential buildings is a blatant violation of international humanitarian law and the Geneva Conventions. We call on the international community to take immediate action to stop these crimes and hold the Israeli occupation accountable for its actions." The international community continues to express grave concern over the increasing violence and loss of civilian lives in the Gaza Strip.

Key Takeaways

  • Israeli airstrikes in Gaza killed dozens, including 6 in Al-Zahraa and 1 in Khan Yunis.
  • An Israeli airstrike on a residential building in Gaza City killed 2 and left others missing.
  • The death toll in Gaza has reached 34,568 since the start of the conflict in October 2023.
  • Over 10,000 people are missing under rubble, with challenges in recovery due to lack of equipment.
  • The international community calls for action to stop the violence and hold Israel accountable.