Israel said Israeli tanks entered areas in central and southern Gaza overnight and destroyed much of the area in a series of bloody attacks backed by artillery and air strikes. Months to come.
The fighting, which began late Friday evening and continued into Saturday morning, was concentrated in Bureij, Nuseirat and Khan Yunis camps and was supported by intense airstrikes, resulting in scores of wounded Palestinians being hospitalized.
A senior Palestinian health ministry official said 100 Palestinians were killed and 158 wounded in Israeli attacks in the central Gaza Strip in the past 24 hours.
The Red Crescent posted pictures online of ambulances working through the destroyed streets and carrying injured children to Nasser Hospital in Khan Younis, the largest and most important medical facility in the southern Gaza Strip.
The 2.3 million people living in the Strip were displaced from their homes by Israel's devastating attacks 12 weeks ago, following Hamas attacks on Israeli cities on October 7, which left 1,200 dead and 240 hostages.
Health officials in the Gaza Strip say Israeli attacks have claimed the lives of at least 21,500 Palestinians, amid fears the conflict could spread across the region.
Israeli bombing destroyed homes, residential buildings and institutions, while hospitals stopped working. The Palestinian Ministry of Culture said on Saturday that Israeli strikes had hit a medieval dove. The Great Omari Mosque was also bombed during the war.
Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Galant said on Friday that forces had reached Hamas command centers and weapons depots. The Israeli army released images of soldiers walking on the ground amid the rubble of destroyed buildings.
The army said it destroyed a tunnel complex in the basement of one of Hamas leader Yahya al-Sinwar's homes in Gaza City.
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