Israeli raid on a UNRWA building in Jabalia. 48 dead in Gaza

Al Jazeera reports casualties after an Israeli bomb attack on a UNRWA building housing displaced people in the Jabalia refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip. According to the broadcaster, an Israeli raid targeted a Palestinian vehicle east of the camp. Footage of the accident reviewed by Al Jazeera shows the death of at least one person and the injuries of many others. “An Israeli reconnaissance plane bombed the car and we found dead and wounded people on the road,” said a witness.

Israeli strikes killed at least 48 people in the southern and central Gaza Strip tonight, half of them women and children. This was stated by health officials in the strip, who were quoted by the AP on its website. This morning, Rafah was hit by seven Israeli strikes, one of which leveled a mosque and devastated much of the surrounding block, AP writes. Another attack hit a house in Rafah where the al-Shaer family was staying, killing at least four people, including a mother and her son. Nighttime attacks in central Gaza killed 44 people, including 14 children and 8 women, according to local hospital officials.

According to local media, a rocket fired from the Red Sea towards Eilat in southern Israel was intercepted by Israeli air defenses after warning sirens sounded in the city. “Our fighters – reported the military spokesman – using the Iron Dome system, successfully intercepted a target that came from the Red Sea in our direction.” This target – the spokesman continued – did not enter Israeli airspace and did not pose a threat for the population.” This was the second attack of this kind in the past month, it was said on military radio

Meanwhile, the Hamas-controlled Ministry of Health in the Gaza Strip has announced a new Palestinian death toll: 29,410 since the start of the Israeli offensive.

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