The Israeli forces carried out airstrikes on the Al Maghazi refugee camp in the Gaza Strip on Sunday night. The Palestinian independence group Hamas claimed that at least 70 Palestinians were killed. British media BBC reported this information.
A spokesman for Gaza’s health ministry said the death toll could rise. Because many people were seriously injured in this terrible attack. They were rescued and taken to Al Aqsa Hospital. Many are in critical condition. Videos circulating on social media after the attack showed the bloodied bodies of many children scattered around.
Meanwhile, the spokesman of the Palestinian Ministry of Health, Ashraf Al Qudra, said that in addition to the airstrikes on the refugee camp, they also attacked three houses in the residential area. The Israeli air force bombarded the populated area.
A local man told the BBC that he lost his daughter, son-in-law and grandson in this attack by Israeli forces. He said they escaped from northern Gaza and took refuge in Al Maghaji camp. They lived on the third floor of the camp. His grandson, daughter and daughter’s husband were killed when the wall of the building collapsed in last night’s attack.
The Palestinian Red Crescent Society said Israeli forces attacked three refugee camps along the main road. Rescue operations are underway there.
Meanwhile, Pope Francis has condemned such an attack on the eve of Christmas. He said, the place where Jesus was born is bleeding today. Jesus’ message of peace is being overshadowed by the futile argument of war.
On October 7, Hamas fighters ambushed Israel’s northern Erez border. Israel claimed that about 1,200 Israelis were killed in the operation. Apart from this, about 240 people were taken hostage. Then the Israeli air force started operations in Gaza from that day. Later, the ground forces also joined the operation from October 28.
More than 20,000 Palestinians have been killed in the Gaza Strip, which has been reduced to rubble by Israeli forces for more than two months. 70 percent of these victims are women, children, minors, adolescents and the elderly. Along with that, another 52 thousand 586 people were injured and 6 thousand 700 people are still missing. Apart from this, thousands of families lost their housing and took shelter in various schools, government institutions and hospital premises.