Israeli airstrikes on houses in central Gaza kill 8, including 6 children


(MENAFN) The situation in Gaza remains dire, with reports indicating that at least eight Palestinians, including six children, were tragically killed in Israeli airstrikes targeting homes in the Nuseirat refugee camp. The airstrikes have also resulted in dozens of injuries, exacerbating the humanitarian crisis in the region.

In addition to the airstrikes on residential areas, other parts of Gaza, including Naser Street in northern Gaza City and the Saudi neighborhood in western Rafah city, have been subjected to Israeli shelling and heavy artillery fire. This ongoing violence comes amid a broader offensive that has persisted for 278 days, following an initial attack by Palestinian resistance group Hamas in October 2023.

The United Nations Security Council's call for an immediate cease-fire has been disregarded by Israel, prompting international condemnation. The conflict has taken a devastating toll, with local health authorities reporting nearly 38,200 Palestinians killed, predominantly women and children, and over 87,900 others injured since the onset of hostilities. The prolonged war has left vast areas of Gaza in ruins, compounded by severe shortages of essential supplies like food, water, and medicine due to a blockade.

Against this backdrop, accusations of genocide have been leveled against Israel at the International Court of Justice (ICJ). In its latest ruling, the ICJ has ordered Israel to halt its military operations in Rafah, underscoring the urgent need for humanitarian relief and a cessation of hostilities to prevent further loss of life and alleviate the suffering of civilians caught in the conflict.

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