Human Lives human Rights: In a tragic turn of events on Thursday morning, the Israeli occupation’s bombardment of civilian homes in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, resulted in the deaths of dozens of Palestinians within a span of less than an hour.
Israeli warplanes targeted a residence north of Rafah, leading to the recovery of the bodies of two individuals by medical teams. Activist Alam Sabbah reported heavy Israeli airstrikes in Rafah, revealing that over 20 Palestinian lives were lost in a targeted house.
The assault extended to Khan Yunis Governorate in the southern Gaza Strip, where Israeli warplanes executed multiple airstrikes. The northern part of the Gaza Strip also witnessed Israeli occupation warplanes targeting Jabalia and a residence in Beit Lahia, causing numerous casualties.
In the central Gaza Strip, the Ministry of Interior reported additional fatalities and injuries resulting from Israeli shelling on a house in al-Wehda Street and another in Bureij camp. Tragically, a one-week-old baby lost its life in an Israeli airstrike.
The relentless Israeli airstrikes persist, demolishing homes and claiming lives without warning. The humanitarian and health crisis in Gaza worsens as medical supplies and medicines deplete rapidly.
The Palestinian Health Ministry disclosed that over 70% of the victims of the Israeli aggression on Gaza include women, children, and the elderly. Health Ministry spokesperson Ashraf al-Qudra denounced the Israeli actions as tantamount to ethnic cleansing, posing an existential threat to the Palestinian people.
The toll of casualties at al-Maamadani hospital exceeded 500 martyrs, with over 300 wounded, 28 in critical condition. The overall toll from the ongoing 12-day aggression stands at 3,478 martyred and 12,065 wounded.
Israeli occupation massacres have devastated 433 families, with 2,421 members martyred, and hundreds still trapped under rubble, emphasized a Palestinian official. The government media office in Gaza reported over a million displaced people facing dire conditions due to the withdrawal of UNRWA and suspension of services in northern Gaza.
Calling for an international investigation into the al-Ahli Baptist Hospital massacre, the government media office welcomed the European Council President’s appeal. Meanwhile, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of WHO, warned that the situation in Gaza is “out of control,” urging immediate aid access as WHO supplies remain stuck at Gaza’s borders for four days.