Israel Bombs Gaza as Civilian Death Toll Mounts Amid War

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Israel struck Gaza targets Sunday in its war on Hamas sparked by the October 7 attacks as international concern mounted over the spiralling civilian death toll on the third day of fighting after a truce ended.

  • More than 15,200 people have been killed in the besieged Palestinian territory, According to a report from Hamas, in more than eight weeks of combat and heavy bombardment.
  • Israeli air and artillery strikes hit Gaza’s northern frontier with Israel, throwing thick clouds of smoke and dust into the sky.
  • The UN humanitarian agency OCHA said at least 160 Palestinian deaths were reported in two incidents in northern Gaza Saturday: the bombing of a six-storey building in Jabalia refugee camp, and of an entire block in a Gaza City neighbourhood.
  • Gaza’s Hamas government on Saturday said 240 people had been killed since the week-long truce expired early Friday.
  • Israel Bombs Gaza as Pressure Mounts to Protect Civilians Amid War

    Israel struck Gaza targets Sunday in its war on Hamas sparked by the October 7 attacks as international concern mounted over the spiralling civilian death toll on the third day of fighting after a truce ended.

    Escalating Conflict and Civilian Casualties

    Repeated bursts of heavy automatic weapons fire were heard over an AFPTV livecam. Gaza’s Hamas government on Saturday said 240 people had been killed since the week-long truce expired early Friday. The war broke out when Hamas militants burst through Gaza’s militarized border into Israel on October 7 and killed about 1,200 people, mostly civilians, while also taking around 240 hostages, According to a report from Israeli authorities.

    International Concern and Humanitarian Crisis

    The UN humanitarian agency OCHA said at least 160 Palestinian deaths were reported in two incidents in northern Gaza Saturday: the bombing of a six-storey building in Jabalia refugee camp, and of an entire block in a Gaza City neighborhood. Israel has vowed to destroy Hamas, while the militant group has ruled out more hostage releases until a permanent ceasefire is agreed.

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