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Israeli war machine claims more civilian lives across Gaza as genocidal war rages

An Israeli tank is seen firing rounds while operating in the Gaza Strip on April 22, 2024, during the regime’s ongoing genocidal war against the blockaded coastal sliver. (Photo by AFP)

The Israeli regime’s military has claimed the lives of more Palestinians as it presses ahead with its genocidal war on the Gaza Strip.

Three people were killed after Israeli warplanes struck a residential building in the al-Salam neighborhood of the city of Rafah in the southern part of the coastal sliver. The assault also wounded a number of others, the reports said, adding that the operation for retrieving the bodies was underway.

Israeli aircraft also killed five people from one family sheltering inside a home at the al-Nuseirat refugee camp in central Gaza. The camp has been targeted relentlessly over the past few weeks.

The casualties came on Wednesday, the 201st day of the war that began on October 7 following al-Aqsa Storm, a retaliatory operation by Gaza’s resistance groups, Palestinian media outlets reported.

Israeli artillery units were, meanwhile, reported to have shelled the al-Zeitun neighborhood and al-Jalaa Street in Gaza City, injuring some other Palestinians.

Other places attacked by the regime’s military were identified as the al-Salehi buildings at al-Nuseirat and the al-Qarara town near the city of Khan Yunis in southern Gaza as well as the town of al-Zawaideh in the central part of the Palestinian territory.

The figures bring the number of the fatalities of the war to 34,183, Gaza's health ministry said, adding that a total of 77,143 others had also been wounded as a result of the brutal military onslaught. Women and children reportedly comprise some 72 percent of the victims.

Despite the unabated campaign of bloodshed and destruction, the regime has so far fallen short of realizing its "goals", namely releasing the captives, who were captured during al-Aqsa Storm, defeating Gaza’s resistance, and causing forced displacement of the territory’s entire population to neighboring Egypt.

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