Israeli Airstrike in Gaza Refugee Camp Leaves Dozens Dead and Injured

Witnesses and medical personnel reported that the strike struck the Jabalia refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip.

Witnesses and medical professionals informed the Reuters news agency that an Israeli airstrike in the Jabalia refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip on Sunday night resulted in at least three Palestinian deaths and numerous injuries.

There have been more deaths, according to several reports, including one from Al Jazeera.

The news channel run by Qatar reported that the attack on two houses in the camp had resulted in 13 fatalities and 27 injuries, the majority of which were to children.

The publication was informed by medical sources that the injured individuals were flown to a hospital in Indonesia.

The same hospital threatened to halt operations and issued a “catastrophe” warning if it did not receive additional fuel quickly.

Earlier this month, the refugee camp was the victim of three attacks, which left several people dead.

According to Hamas, it engaged Israeli soldiers in combat today close to Khan Younis in southern Gaza, destroying two bulldozers and a tank.

According to the Israeli military, during a raid into the Gaza Strip, Hamas is believed to have fired an anti-tank missile that killed one of its soldiers.

It stated that finding Hamas hostages in the Khan Younis region and “thwarting terrorist infrastructure” were the goals of the raid.

The military announced in a statement that three additional soldiers were hurt during the Sunday operation.

A second convoy of fourteen relief vehicles, meanwhile, crossed the Rafah crossing on Sunday night from the Egyptian side into the embattled Gaza Strip.

The trucks crossed the border, according to Juliette Touma, head of communications for the U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), who verified this to the Reuters news agency over the phone from Amman.

The Israeli military had earlier claimed that one of its tanks had unintentionally struck an Egyptian position close to the Gaza Strip border.

Ambulance sirens and a boom were reported by witnesses near the border.

An Israeli tank shell fragment struck several Egyptian border guards, injuring them slightly, according to an Egyptian army spokesman.

Seven persons were reported injured and sent to a hospital by a witness and a medical source.

The Israeli Defence Force released a statement stating that it “expresses sorrow regarding the incident, which is being investigated,” but it provided no other information.

Twenty trucks carrying desperately needed goods made their first convoy into Gaza on Saturday.

Rafah had been shut down earlier due to fighting over terms for assistance delivery and bombing on the Gaza side of the border.

While the distribution of those supplies started on Sunday, relief workers continue to warn of a humanitarian crisis due to inadequate food, gasoline, and water supplies.

Following a deadly attack on Israeli territory by Hamas on October 7, Israel established a complete blockade and conducted airstrikes against Gaza.

With the humanitarian situation in Gaza getting worse, efforts to supply aid have focused on the Rafah crossing, which is the main point of entry and exit to Gaza that does not go to Israel.

According to U.N. authorities, Gaza would need at least 100 trucks each day to meet its immediate requirements.

The enclave was receiving several hundred trucks every day before to the start of the most recent battle.

Martin Griffiths, the chief humanitarian officer for the United Nations, told Reuters on Saturday that work was underway to create a “light” inspection system that would allow Israel to inspect the shipments while maintaining a steady flow.