Today (Sunday), the Israeli army tightens its grip on southern Gaza, while hundreds of thousands of Gaza residents try to escape the army’s violent battles against the Hamas movement.
On Sunday morning, Hamas announced in a statement that “occupation warplanes continued their most violent attacks in areas south of the city of Khan Yunis,” speaking of a “belt of fire with dozens of attacks targeting the road between Khan.” Younis and Rafa, as reported by the “Hamas Agency”, a French newspaper.
He added that this was “accompanied by intense Israeli artillery fire near the Gaza European Hospital in Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip.”
In turn, the Palestinian News Agency reported that 10 people were killed and dozens injured in a bombardment carried out by Israeli planes targeting a house in Khan Yunis early today (Sunday). He added that most of the dead were children, as reported by the Arab World News Agency.
Palestinian television reported on Sunday that 45 people had died since evening at Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital in the central Gaza Strip as a result of Israeli bombing.
The Palestinian News Agency reported that Israeli military aircraft carried out violent attacks on Deir al-Balah and the Nusirat, al-Maqasi and al-Jawaita camps in the central Gaza Strip, as well as the al-Tufa and al-Shujaya neighborhoods east of Gaza. The city and several areas in the northern Gaza Strip.
The Jordanian army said in a statement today (Sunday), citing an official military source from the Jordanian army’s general command, that there were no casualties or material damage due to the shelling of a Jordanian field hospital in southern Gaza. and continued Israeli bombardment of the Strip resulting in smoke bombs.
He added: “The General Command of the Armed Forces confirms the continuation of the work of the medical teams in the Gaza Strip and their fulfillment of their humanitarian duty to the families and brothers in the area.”
The Palestinian News Agency reported late yesterday (Saturday) that an Israeli military artillery attack targeted a Jordanian field hospital in Khan Yunis, south of Gaza. But there were no casualties in the blast. He added that the cannon fired a shell at the hospital, causing damage and loss.
On Saturday, Israel confirmed its intention to “intensify pressure” in its attack on Hamas in Gaza, a day after the United States used its veto against a draft resolution calling for an “immediate ceasefire on humanitarian grounds” at the UN Security Council.
Israeli army chief Herzey Halevi called for “intensification of military pressure” on Hamas. For his part, Israeli National Security Adviser Tzachi Hanegbi announced on Israeli Channel 12 that “more than 7,000 terrorists” had been killed in Gaza.
At the start of its ground offensive, the Israeli army asked residents of the northern Gaza Strip to move south. But after fighting intensified in the south and the United States used its veto at the United Nations against a resolution proposing a ceasefire, public fears in the Gaza Strip grew. Especially in the south.
Most of the 1.9 million people displaced by the war have gone south to the Gaza Strip, turning Rafah, which borders Egypt, into a large refugee camp.
In parallel, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in Southern Gaza (UNRWA)-affiliated shelters, amid overcrowding and poor sanitary conditions, have seen a significant increase in infectious diseases such as diarrhea, acute respiratory infections and skin infections. .
UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East, Adel Ghadr, said: “Nearly a million children have been forcibly displaced from their homes, further and further south, into small, overcrowded areas with no water, food or security.” He added: “Restrictions on the delivery of life-saving aid through the Gaza Strip are another death sentence for children.”
The death toll continues to rise, with the Hamas health ministry reporting that the bodies of at least 133 Palestinians have been transferred to hospitals in the past 24 hours.
The latest tally released by the ministry on Saturday evening put 17,700 people, most of them women and children, dead in the Strip since the war began.
The war erupted following an unprecedented attack by Hamas on Israel on October 7, which resulted in the deaths of 1,200 people, most of them civilians, according to Israeli officials. The movement took about 240 hostages, of whom 138 are still being held.
In response, Israel vowed to “destroy” Hamas, continued heavy bombardment of the Gaza Strip and began ground operations inside it since October 27.