Israeli airstrikes kill six large family homes in Gaza

Gaza Strip, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli airstrikes killed at least six people across the Gaza Strip and destroyed large family homes early Wednesday. The military said it had extended strikes to the targets of armed groups to the south as rockets continued to fire from Hamas-controlled territories.

Residents investigated a pile of bricks, concrete, and other debris that once lived in 40 members of the Al-Aster family. They said a warning missile attacked a building in the southern town of Khan Eunice five minutes before the bombing, allowing everyone to escape.

University professor Ahmedal-Astal described the scene of panic before the airstrikes. Men, women and children jumped out of the building, taking off various clothes.

“When the devastating bombardment came, we were out of breath and down the street,” he said. “They left nothing but destruction, and the screams of the children filled the streets … this is happening and no one can help us. We are God to us. I ask you to help me. “

Israeli forces said 52 aircraft attacked 40 underground targets in 25 minutes, attacking radical targets around the towns of Khan Eunice and Rafa. Gaza’s Ministry of Health said these strikes killed women and injured eight.

Al-Aqsa Radio, run by Hamas, said one of its reporters had been killed in an airstrike in the city of Gaza. A doctor at Shifa Hospital said he was one of the five bodies brought in early Wednesday. The dead included two people who were killed when a warning missile collided with their apartment.

The recent strike was the result of diplomatic efforts to ceasefire and the rapid deterioration of Gaza’s infrastructure, which had already been weakened by the 14-year blockade. Palestinian territory is governed by the Islamic extremist group Hamas.

US officials said the Biden administration personally encouraged Israel to end the bombardment of Gaza. An Egyptian diplomat said he spoke on condition of anonymity because he was discussing diplomatic efforts.

The battle began on May 10 when Hamas launched a long-range rocket at Jerusalem, Palestinian protests against Israeli forcible crackdowns on compounds in the Jewish and Muslim sanctuary Al-Axa Mosque, and dozens of Palestinians. It started when I threatened the expulsion of people. A family of Jewish settlers.

According to the Gaza Ministry of Health, airstrikes killed at least 219 Palestinians, injured 63 children and 36 women, and injured 1,530. Hamas and the Islamic Jihad have stated that at least 20 of their fighters have been killed, while Israel states that the number is at least 130.

So far, 12 Israeli people, including a 5-year-old boy, have been killed in a rocket attack. A rocket attack near Gaza on Tuesday killed two Thai workers and injured seven more. Israeli forces said rockets were also launched at the crosswalk in Elez and at the intersection of Kerem Shalom, where humanitarian aid was brought to Gaza, forcing them to close both. The soldier was slightly injured in Elez.

Israeli forces have launched hundreds of airstrikes targeting Hamas’s militant infrastructure, and Palestinian militants have launched more than 3,700 rockets into Israel, with about 550 shortages. Israel says its air defense has a 90% interception rate.

In Gaza, home to more than two million Palestinians, there has been a shortage of medicines, fuel and water since Hamas seized power from rival Palestinian troops in 2007. About 58,000 Palestinians have been displaced.

According to the World Health Organization, the Israeli attack damaged at least 18 hospitals and clinics and destroyed one medical facility. Almost half of all essential drugs are deficient.

The Gaza Ministry of Health said the Israeli airstrike debris had recovered the coronavirus vaccine after damaging the only test facility in the region that had received hundreds of vaccines. The medical practice has been transferred to another clinic.

WHO said bombing of major roads, including the road leading to major Shifa hospitals, interfered with Gaza’s ambulances and supply vehicles, which had already struggled to deal with the outbreak of the coronavirus.

Among the buildings leveled by the Israeli airstrikes were the Associated Press’s Gaza office and other media outlets.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed that Hamas military intelligence was operating inside the building. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Tuesday that Israel provided the United States with information about the bombing without detailed information.

Associated Press President Gary B. Pruit has repeatedly called for an independent investigation into the attack. Pruitt states that the AP has no signs of Hamas being present in the building and “this is something to check as much as possible.”

Meanwhile, Israeli and Palestinians in the occupied territories observed a general strike on Tuesday and took a rare collective action across the boundaries that was central to the failure of decades of peace efforts. During the 1967 Middle East War, Israel occupied the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza, the territories that Palestinians wanted for their future nation.

Strikes were peaceful in many places, but violence broke out on the occupied west coast, with shops in the normally bustling old town markets of East Jerusalem closed.

Hundreds of Palestinians burned tires and threw stones at Israeli military checkpoints in Ramallah, headquartered by the Palestinian Authority. According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, clashes with Israeli forces in Ramallah, Bethlehem, Hebron and other cities killed three protesters and injured more than 140. Israeli forces said two soldiers were injured in Ramallah by gunshots on their feet.


Klaus reported from Jerusalem. Associated Press writer Isabel DeBre of Dubai and Samy Magdy of Cairo, United Arab Emirates contributed to this report.