Israeli occupation forces carried out a new massacre against Palestinian civilians at dawn on Friday by bombing two houses in Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip. A kindergarten in the center of the Gaza Strip provides shelter to displaced people. The occupation also continued to target health facilities and areas inhabited by displaced people in Gaza and Khan Yunis.
At least 8 Palestinians, including 3 children, were killed in bombings on two houses in the city of Rafah early Friday, Al Jazeera correspondent reported.
Additionally, at dawn today, Friday the 4th, an Israeli bomb attack targeting a kindergarten housing displaced persons in the al-Zawaida area of the central Gaza Strip martyred 4 other people, most of whom were children and women . Civil Defense said there were still missing people under the debris.
Al Jazeera's correspondent in Gaza quoted medical sources as saying that three Palestinians were martyred and a fourth was seriously injured when occupation forces bombed several people trapped inside the Shifa Medical Complex in Gaza City. Tried to leave the premises.
In Khan Yunis city, south of the Gaza Strip, an Al Jazeera correspondent said an Israeli bombardment targeted schools for displaced people around the Nasser Medical Complex in Khan Yunis city. The correspondent also reported that the bodies of the two martyrs were recovered from around Al-Aqsa University, west of Khan Yunis.
Al Jazeera's correspondent said a Palestinian was killed by Israeli sniper bullets inside the Nasser Medical Complex in Khan Younis. Al Jazeera's correspondent said occupation forces targeted the emergency and surgery building with heavy shelling. The Health Ministry also announced that a nurse was injured by Israeli gunfire targeting the hospital's operations department.
In turn, the Palestinian Red Crescent reported that there was intense and continuous shelling around its al-Amal hospital in Khan Younis.
Earlier, the Health Ministry in Gaza said yesterday, Thursday, that at least 27,840 Palestinians were martyred and 67,317 were injured in the Israeli offensive on the Strip since October 7.
Nearly 130 Palestinians were martyred and 170 others were injured during the past 24 hours, the ministry said in a statement.
The statement said that “the Israeli occupation carried out 15 massacres against families in the Gaza Strip, resulting in 130 martyrs and 170 injured.”
The ministry also said that “there are still many victims under the debris and on the streets, and due to the occupation ambulances and civil protection teams are unable to reach them.”
In the same context, the government media office in Gaza announced that the number of martyrs since the beginning of the war on Gaza has increased to 124.
Reporters Without Borders strongly condemned the Israeli military's dismantling of freedom of journalism and access to information in the Gaza Strip.
The organization called on countries and international organizations to increase pressure on Israel “to immediately stop this genocide.”
The Israeli war on Gaza has entered its fifth month and most of its victims are children and women, according to Palestinian officials. According to the United Nations, it has also caused “massive destruction and an unprecedented humanitarian catastrophe”.