Latest Israeli airstrikes martyr 9 more Palestinians, including children, across Gaza as tensions flare
The Israeli regime has carried out several airstrikes against two locations across the Gaza Strip, martyring at least nine Palestinians and wounding scores of others.
The first bout of the strikes targeted the vicinity of a mosque at the Jabalia refugee camp in the northern part of the Gaza Strip on Saturday, martyring six Palestinian, including four children, and injuring an undisclosed number of others.
Footage captured from the immediate aftermath of the offensive showed people recovering bodies of the victims from the rubble created as a result of the strike.
The rest of the fatalities came during the second round of Israeli attacks, which hit a residential building in the city of Rafah in southern Gaza, the Palestinian Wafa news agency reported.
Describing the second round, the official Palestinian Wafa news agency’s correspondent said, “Israeli fighter jets attacked a group of civilians with at least two missiles, injuring many of them.”
Paramedics told Wafa that most of the injuries had been described as critical, noting that some of them were children.
According to the Palestinian Health Ministry, the recent casualties increase the total number of Palestinian martyred during the new Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip to 24, including six children.
The Israeli army claimed that another senior commander of Islamic Jihad has been "neutralized" during the regime's latest attacks on the Gaza Strip.
The movement had already confirmed that one of its top commanders, Taysir al-Jabari, had lost his life in an Israeli air raid on an apartment in the Palestine Tower in the center of Gaza City on Friday.