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Residential areas hit, civilians killed in south Gaza where Israel told people to flee



Israel’s bombardment of Gaza by its army, navy and air forces targeted multiple locations in the Palestinian territory’s southern Khan Younis and Rafah areas, hitting residential areas and civilian infrastructure and resulting in a large number of deaths.

According to United Nations report, those killed were in areas where Palestinians were ordered to relocate from northern Gaza by Israeli forces.

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) also reports in its latest Gaza situational update:

In 24 hours between Thursday and Friday afternoon, a further 187 Palestinians were killed and 312 wounded in attacks by Israeli forces.
The spread of disease has reportedly intensified in Gaza, particularly in the south of the enclave.
Almost 180,000 Palestinians are suffering from upper respiratory infections; approximately 136,400 people suffer from diarrhoea – half being children under five years old; more than 5,300 cases of chickenpox have been reported; 42,700 people are suffering from skin rashes; more than 4,680 have cases of Acute Jaundice Syndrome; and 126 cases of meningitis have been reported.
UN officials said Israeli soldiers fired on a humanitarian aid convoy as it travelled back from northern Gaza along a route designated by the Israeli military.
Ten people were reported killed on Thursday when Israel attacked the vicinity of the El Amal Hospital. On Wednesday, 31 people were killed when Israelis attacked the same location. Approximately 14,000 displaced people are sheltering around the hospital.

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