Dozens killed after Israeli air strikes on south Gaza
Israeli air strikes expanded the operations on residential blocks in south Gaza and killed at least 32 Palestinians on Saturday, taking into account that there is nowhere safe for Gaza’s civilians.
At least 50 people were killed in an Israeli strike at dawn on the UN-run Al-Fakhura school in Jabalia refugee camp, which had been converted into a shelter for displaced Palestinians, an official of the Hamas-run Health Ministry said.
Overnight on Saturday, 26 Palestinians were killed and 23 injured by an air strike on two apartments in a multi-storey block in a busy residential district of Khan Younis, according to health officials.
Gaza health authorities raised their death toll on Friday to more than 12,000, including 5,000 children. The United Nations deems those figures credible, though they are now updated infrequently due to the difficulty of collecting information.
“Shelters are a place for safety. Schools are a place for learning. Tragic news of the children, women and men killed while sheltering at al-Fakhouri school in northern Gaza,” UN humanitarian chief Martin Griffiths said on X platform.
Shelters are a place for safety.
Schools are a place for learning.
Tragic news of the children, women and men killed while sheltering at Al Fakhouri school in northern Gaza.
Civilians cannot and should not have to bear this any longer.
Humanity needs to prevail.
— Martin Griffiths (@UNReliefChief) November 18, 2023