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  • 18 Jun, 2024

200 people were killed by Israeli attacks in the center of Gaza

200 people were killed by Israeli attacks in the center of Gaza

The Ministry of Health said that "a large number" of people were killed and injured people were sent to hospital as a result of heavy Israeli shelling.

Israeli forces launched violent air, land, and sea attacks on Gaza, killing more than 200 people and spreading terror among the war-weary refugees.

Several airstrikes hit the besieged areas on Saturday, particularly  Deir al-Balah and Nuseirat in central Gaza, residential areas west of the southern city of Rafah, and many other areas of Gaza City in the north.

Gaza's Health Ministry said a "large number" of the dead and injured arrived at Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital, mostly children and women.

"Many people were injured  lying on the ground, and medical teams are trying to revive them using available medical methods." It was also reported that medicine and food were in short supply, and the main engine stopped at this time due to a lack of fuel. The Gaza government press office released a statement saying that Israeli attacks on Nuserat and other areas in central Gaza have killed 210 people.

A spokesman for the Ministry of Health previously said there were still "large numbers" of dead and injured people on the streets.

– Explodes every minute. Ambulances are moving the injured to the hospital where we were taken. The hospital was in chaos. Among the injured are children," he said.

 Tanya Haj-Hassan, a pediatric doctor at Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), described the Al-Aqsa Hospital as "total destruction", adding that the hospital looked "like a slaughterhouse".

"I received photos and videos showing patients lying in pools of blood... their limbs were torn off," he said.

"This is what the Holocaust looks like," he added. – meaning that parents are running around tending to children with bleeding heads, looking for a doctor to treat them. However, the situation is very chaotic and the number of patients exceeds the capacity of the health services.

The Israeli military said in a brief statement that its forces "targeted terrorist structures in the Nuserat region." It was later announced that his troops had rescued four prisoners during Operation Nuserat. The military said the four men, who were brought to Gaza after Hamas attacked southern Israel on October 7, were "very healthy".

Also in the center of Gaza, Israeli soldiers fired at buildings in the Burij refugee camp in the early morning, killing six Palestinians in one family.

Several airstrikes targeted southern  Gaza City, with observers saying all residential areas were destroyed, while helicopters bombed areas near the ports. fish. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas responded to the attack on Saturday by calling for an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss what he called a "bloody massacre committed by  Israeli forces".

An attack on a UN-run school in the Nuserat refugee camp, home to 6,000 Palestinian refugees, on Thursday killed around 40 people, as Israel's army in its execution in Gaza.
 
 They claimed to have killed 17 "terrorists" in the attack, but the UN Palestine Refugee Agency (UNRWA) said in a statement that the school had "turned into a shelter" without warning anyone. responsibility.

Hamas accused the Israeli army of releasing "information" about the 17 civilians and said that some of those who were presumed dead were still alive.