Wednesday, February 28, 2024

89 days into the war, the bombing of Gaza continues

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For the 89th consecutive day, Israel continued its assault on the besieged Gaza Strip. At the same time, it intensified airstrikes in the north, center and south, while dropping leaflets urging residents of Nusirat camp in the central region to evacuate. houses, despite earlier declaring it a “safe area”.

Yesterday, Israeli Channel 12 reported that the army issued leaflets asking residents of 7 neighborhoods in the Nusirat camp in the central Gaza Strip to evacuate their homes.

Witnesses reported that Israeli fighters destroyed several “Ein Goliath” towers and bombed them near Twenty Street in the camp. Several residential buildings were targeted near the Palestinian Red Cross Al Amal Hospital and the Society's headquarters in Khan Yunis, causing widespread panic among the displaced.

Raids

They confirmed that Israeli forces carried out heavy bombardment on the city of Qusa, east of Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip, while explosions were heard in the southern parts of central Khan Yunis.

The army launched attacks targeting Palestinian homes in the Central Governorate of the Gaza Strip, killing dozens and injuring others who were taken to Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital. Explosions and heavy bombardment from warplanes were heard in the southern parts of central Khan Yunis while belts of fire were conducted east of Nusirat camp and south of Khan Yunis.

Sources indicated that artillery strikes targeted the northern and eastern suburbs of Gaza City, along with airstrikes that killed dozens.

Conflicts

The series of bombings comes alongside violent clashes between Palestinian factions and Israeli forces in various parts of the Gaza Strip, and witnesses reported the sounds of violent explosions and clashes in the Magazi camp in the center of the Gaza Strip. Palestinian units confirmed that an Israeli Hermes 900 spy plane was shot down by an anti-aircraft missile east of Gaza City. It added that it targeted an Israeli bulldozer and tank with a “Shawas” device and an “Al-Yasin 105” shell.

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The health ministry announced that the death toll from Israeli bombardment in the Gaza Strip since the outbreak of war on October 7 has risen to 22,313, of whom 128 were killed in the past twenty-four hours. Among them women and children, the number of injured exceeded 57,000. Thousands are still missing.

stop the war

Meanwhile, the World Health Organization called for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, and urgent steps to ensure rapid, unimpeded aid delivery. The World Health Organization has condemned the bombing of the headquarters and hospital owned by the Palestinian Red Crescent in the Gaza Strip, describing it as “unacceptable”.

An officer was killed

On the other hand, the Israeli army announced yesterday that an officer with the rank of major from the elite forces of the engineering force was killed during the fighting in the northern Gaza Strip, without adding any further details about his death.

The officer's death brings the total number of Israeli military deaths since the start of the war on October 7 to 509, including 175 killed since the start of the ground operation on the 27th of the same month.

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