Israali airstrikes on convoys fleeing Gaza City have
reportedly killed 70 people, mostly women and children.
According to Palestanian militant group Hamas, the cars were
struck in three places as they were heading south from Gaza City on Friday.
Isreali military had earlier asked residents of north Gaza
to relocate to the south of the Strip in 24 hours ahead of a ground invasion.
However, Hamas asked the people to stay and defy Isreal’s
Commenting on the airstrikes, Peter Lerner, lieutenant
colonel of the Isreal Defence Forces (IDF), said the military is “looking into
“I’m not aware of any IDF strikes at this time to that
location but we will be updating throughout the day,” Lerner told Sky News.
He also accused Hamas of booby trapping roads and using
civilians as human shields.
On October 7, Hamas launched an unprecedented and
coordinated land, air and sea incursion of Israel which reportedly killed 1,300
Hamas kidnapped at least 150 Israelis and took them into
Gaza. Afterwards, the group commenced the launching of rockets into Israeli
According to Gaza’s health ministry, at least 1,900
Palestinians have been killed by Isreali strikes including 614 children and 370
About 1300 Isrealis have been reportedly killed since the
attack, with 3,400 wounded.
BODIES OF SEVERAL MISSING PERSONS
The Isreali army said it has retrieved the bodies of several
Israelis who have been missing since Hamas’ attack on Saturday.
Daniel Hagari, IDF spokesperson, said the bodies were
recovered when the Isreali forces entered the Gaza Strip on Friday.
Hagari added that families of the missing persons have been
The military also said it has confirmed that more than 120
civilians are being held captive by Hamas.
According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination
of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), tens of thousands of people in Gaza have
evacuated to the south following Isreal’s evacuation warning.
It said more than 400,000 Palestininas had already been
displaced before the order.
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