Wounded children, including toddlers, packed Gaza's Nasser Hospital on Wednesday after an Israeli airstrike hit a residential area in central Khan Younis.
Earlier on Wednesday, Israeli forces reached the heart of the city of Khan Younis, forcing Palestinian civilians to seek refuge elsewhere as the number of safe areas decreases.
Israeli warplanes also bombarded targets across the densely-populated coastal territory in one of the heaviest phases of fighting in the two months since Israel began its military campaign to eliminate Hamas.
Palestinian medics said hospitals were overflowing with dead and wounded, many of them women and children, and supplies were running out. Hundreds of thousands of displaced people driven out of the north were seeking shelter in the dwindling number of places in the south designated as safe areas by Israel.
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