Israel’s relentless bombardment of the Gaza Strip has hit areas it had advised Palestinians to evacuate to within the territory’s south.
The strikes got here a day after the USA vetoed a United Nations decision demanding a right away humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza, regardless of its vast help.
Gaza residents “are being advised to maneuver like human pinballs – ricocheting between ever-smaller slivers of the south, with none of the fundamentals for survival,” Secretary-Basic Antonio Guterres advised the UN Safety Council earlier than Friday’s vote.
Two hospitals in central and southern Gaza acquired 133 our bodies of Palestinians killed in Israeli bombings over the previous 24 hours, well being ministry officers in Gaza mentioned on Saturday.
Dozens of individuals held funeral prayers within the hospital’s courtyard earlier than taking the our bodies for burial – a scene that has grow to be routine over the previous two months of conflict.
Within the southern metropolis of Khan Younis, which has been the main focus of Israel’s army operations over the previous week, the Nasser Hospital acquired the our bodies of 62 folks, the ministry mentioned.
Greater than 2,200 Palestinians have been killed because the December 1 collapse of a weeklong truce, about two-thirds of them girls and youngsters.
With the conflict now in its third month, the dying toll in Gaza has surpassed 17,700.