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15 Palestinians killed in Israeli strikes on Khan Yunis, Nuseirat refugee camp in Gaza

November 19, 2023 at 11:30 am

Nada Abu Hayyya, an 8 years old Palestinian child, is seen in a demolished building after being slightly injured during the Israeli attack at Nuseirat refugee camp in Deir al-Balah, Gaza on November 17, 2023 [Mustafa Hassona/Anadolu Agency]

At least 15 Palestinians were killed in an Israeli attack on Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip, as well as in the Nuseirat refugee camp on Sunday, according to Palestinian media, reports Anadolu Agency.

Fifteen Palestinians were “killed, at dawn on Sunday, after Israeli warplanes bombed two homes in the Nuseirat camp and Khan Yunis in the Gaza Strip,” the official Palestinian News Agency Wafa reported.

The agency added that 13 civilians were killed after “occupation aircraft bombed a house of the Zuhd family in the Nuseirat camp in the central Gaza Strip.”

It also said that a woman and her child were killed, while several others were injured, after the bombing of a house of the Abu Akar family in the vicinity of the European Hospital, southeast of Khan Yunis.”

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Israel has killed more than 12,300 Palestinians in its air and ground attacks on the Gaza Strip since the October 7 surprise offensive by Hamas. The official Israeli death toll, meanwhile, stands at about 1,200.

Thousands of buildings, including hospitals, mosques, and churches, have either been damaged or destroyed in Israel’s relentless strikes on the besieged enclave.

An Israeli blockade has also cut Gaza off from fuel, electricity, and water supplies, and reduced aid deliveries to a trickle.

Israel has rejected growing calls for a cease-fire until the release of hostages held by Hamas.