Ten members of the same family were killed this Saturday in an Israeli air strike in the western Gaza Strip, Palestinian relief services announced.
Among the victims are eight children and two women, killed while in their three-story property in the Al Shati refugee camp, according to Gaza sources.
The Israeli army announced at least five attacks overnight on the Gaza Strip.
Among the targets were, according to an army statement, one of the headquarters of Taoufik Abou Naim, commander of the security forces of the Islamist group Hamas, as well as several “rocket launching sites” in the north and south of the enclave and Hamas ‘military intelligence services’ buildings.
The latest balance sheet by the Palestinian authorities pointed to 126 dead on Friday night, including 31 children, and 950 wounded in Israeli bombings in Gaza since Monday.
More than 2,000 rockets have been launched across Israeli territory since Monday, killing nine people, including a child, and causing more than 560 injuries.
The current fighting, considered the most serious since 2014, began on May 10, after weeks of tensions between Israelis and Palestinians in East Jerusalem, which culminated in clashes at the Esplanade of the Mosques, Islam’s third most sacred site next to the most sacred place in Judaism.
The massive launch of rockets by armed groups in Gaza towards Israel is opposed to systematic bombing by Israeli forces against the Gaza Strip.
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict dates back to the founding of the State of Israel, whose independence was proclaimed on May 14, 1948.
Egypt helps Palestine
A dozen Egyptian ambulances entered the Gaza Strip to transport the wounded due to the escalating violence between Israelis and Palestinian factions, the worst in seven years, the Palestinian representation in Egypt said.
In a statement published on the social network Facebook, the embassy describes the situation, pointing out that hospital treatment of the wounded is being guaranteed in Egyptian hospitals.
About ten Egyptian ambulances entered the Gaza Strip to transport the wounded who are to be treated in Egyptian hospitals and were victims of brutal aggression ”, wrote the Palestinian embassy in Egypt, describes the Spanish news agency Efe.