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Dozens of civilians killed, wounded in attacks across Gaza

Dozens of civilians killed in Nuseirat camp air strike, battles rage across Gaza
17 min read
19 May, 2024
Dozens have been reported killed as Israeli strikes pummel Gaza and street fighting rages in northern Jabalia and Gaza City.

Gaza faced heavy aerial and ground bombardment overnight Saturday and into Sunday as a hospital in the centre of the enclave reported receiving dead civilians.

An Israeli airstrike hit a residential building in Nuseirat refugee camp, killing at least 30 people from the same family and wounding others, Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital said in a statement.

The Israeli military has been engaged in fierce battles with Palestinian fighters, including from Islamic Jihad and Hamas, in northern Gaza’s Jabalia area and the southern city of Rafah on Sunday, with multiple missile attacks reported.

Meanwhile, top US security official Jake Sullivan is due to land in Israel on Sunday following talks in Riyadh with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to discuss a US-Saudi agreement, as well as the war in Gaza and ceasefire negotiations.