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Israeli strikes on two refugee camps in Gaza kill at least 31 Palestinians

A picture shows the damage at the Nuseirat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip on November 17, 2023. (Photo by AFP)

Dozens of people, including children, have been killed after the Israeli regime carried out airstrikes on two refugee camps in the Gaza Strip, amid its unending deadly bombing campaign in the besieged enclave.

Gaza’s health ministry said on Sunday that at least 31 people were killed in Israeli attacks on the Bureij and Nuseirat refugee camps, located in the central Gaza Strip.

According to Palestine’s official Wafa news agency, a woman and her child were also killed in Israeli strikes in the southern city of Khan Yunis.

The agency also reported that Israeli forces killed two Palestinians, including a 46-year-old disabled man, during a military raid in the occupied West Bank.

The Palestinian disabled man—identified as Issam al-Fayed—was killed at the entrance of the Jenin refugee camp, while the other victim, 20-year-old Omar Laham, was killed at the Dheisheh refugee camp south of Bethlehem.

The latest killings come as the Israeli regime is intensifying its attacks on schools and refugee camps across Gaza.

On Saturday, Gaza’s health ministry said at least 50 people were killed in an Israeli strike on the al-Fakhoura school, which is run by the UN Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA), in the Jabalia refugee camp.

A wounded survivor of the attack described the scenes as “horrifying,” saying “Corpses of women and children were on the ground. Others were screaming for help.”

Dozens of casualties were also reported from an Israeli attack on a second school in northern Gaza.

Gaza is enduring its 44th day of Israel’s brutal war. The occupying regime is continuing to target the enclave’s schools, hospitals, and refugee camps with no end in sight.

Israel waged the war on Gaza on October 7 after the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas carried out the surprise Operation Al-Aqsa Storm into the occupied territories in response to the occupying regime’s intensified crimes against the Palestinian people.

According to the Gaza-based health ministry, at least 13,000 Palestinians have been killed in the strikes, most of them women and children, and injured around 30,000 others.

Tel Aviv has also imposed a “complete siege” on Gaza, cutting off fuel, electricity, food and water to the more than two million Palestinians living there.

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