A Palestinian journalist was killed this morning along with a number of other civilians in a series of Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip, according to the official Wafa news agency. Israeli jets fired several missiles at a house in Al-Zawaida area in the central Gaza Strip, killing journalist Duaa Sharaf and her daughter.
Wafa also reported that the Israeli aircraft bombed Tal Al-Hawa, Al-Jawzat and Al-Nafaq Street in Gaza City. It noted that another air raid targeted the area around Yarmouk Stadium in the city centre. The agency did not mention the number of those killed or wounded as a result of the air strikes.
Voice of Al-Aqsa radio confirmed the killing of journalist Duaa Sharaf, a presenter for the station, when her family home was hit by missiles.
For the 19th consecutive day, the Israeli army continues to target Gaza with intense air strikes that have destroyed entire neighbourhoods. At least 6,546 Palestinians have been killed, including 2,704 children, 1,584 women and 295 elderly people. A further 17,439 people have been wounded, and more than 1,600 are missing, presumed to be under the rubble of destroyed buildings.
According to the Israeli ministry of health, since 7 October Hamas has killed 1,400 Israelis and wounded 5,132. More than 200 Israelis were taken as prisoners of war and hostages, including senior army officers.