At least 40 Gazans were killed on Monday after Israeli troops bombed five reception centers, including two schools, where nearly 30,000 displaced people took refuge in Khan Younis, south of the Strip, where fighting now concentrated.
“They are considered safe centers and the occupation Army called on citizens to take refuge in them. Later, it carried out a massacre there that left many martyrs,” the spokesman for the Government of Gaza, which is controlled by Hamas, said in a statement this Monday. According to medical sources, the events also resulted in an undetermined number of injuries.
The total number of dead in these attacks is unknown, but the Gaza Ministry of Health, which is controlled by Hamas, reported this Monday the death of 190 people and 340 wounded in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll to 25,295 and 63,000 injured afterwards. 108 day war on the Strip.
Two of the locations attacked were the school in Khalidiya and Al Mawasi, west of Khan Younis, where Palestinian Red Crescent medical staff reported that Israeli forces prevented the arrival of ambulances. “Ambulances cannot take the wounded to Khan Yunis,” the organization reported in a statement, in which it warned that it had completely lost contact with its teams at the site due to the ground offensive.
Israeli tanks and military vehicles also cordoned off the Al Nasser medical complex and the Al Amal hospital, where at least 20 civilians lost their lives after the bombing, the official Palestinian agency Wafa reported. this monday. The area around Al Aqsa University, west of Khan Yunis, where there are also evacuees, was also bombed by fighter jets, the agency reported.