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Day 135th: Dozens of civilian casualties in Gaza as Israel's attack continues
Published on: Sunday, February 18, 2024
By: Bernama
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Day 135th: Dozens of civilian casualties in Gaza as Israel's attack continues
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GAZA: Dozens of innocent Palestinian civilians were confirmed killed over the last few hours as the Israeli occupation regime continues with its genocidal onslaught on the Gaza Strip from the land, sea, and air for the 135th consecutive day, according to local and medical sources.

Palestine News Agency (WAFA) reported that the towns and refugee camps of central Gaza bore the brunt of the attacks, with scores of civilians, including women and children killed and others injured in the indiscriminate airstrikes and artillery shelling carried out by the occupation forces.

WAFA correspondent reported that approximately 40 civilians were killed, while dozens sustained various injuries as the forces targeted several homes in the town of Al-Zawayda, the city of Deir al-Balah, and the Nusseirat refugee camp.

Meanwhile in Khan Yunis, southern Gaza, approximately 20 civilians were killed in a series of Israeli strikes that targeted several civilian homes in and around the city.

Simultaneously, Israeli warplanes targeted nine houses in the city of Rafah, in the farthest south of the enclave, resulting in the murder of 13 civilians and injuring dozens.

Israeli naval warships also opened fire at the coast of Rafah, coinciding with artillery shelling that targeted the southern and eastern parts of the city.

In Gaza City, Israeli airstrikes targeted residential buildings in the neighbourhoods of Sheikh Radwan, Al-Nasr, Al-Zaytoun, Al-Rimal, and Al-Sabra, leading to the murder of at least 10 civilians.

In a preliminary toll, the ongoing Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip since Oct 7 has resulted in a documented 28,858 fatalities, with 68,677 others injured, according to Palestine’s Ministry of Health.

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