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Gaza: 100s feared dead, wounded in Israeli strike on Jabalia

Gaza: Hundreds feared dead, wounded in Israeli airstrike on Jabalia
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Israel-Hamas War Day 25: Israeli ground forces attack Hamas targets in north as warplanes strike across Gaza, Israeli army says 800,000 Palestinians have moved to southern part of Gaza Strip.

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Hundreds are feared dead and wounded in an Israeli airstrike on the Jabalia camp in the northern Gaza Strip, in which the enclave's health ministry says could be one of the deadliest Israeli attacks since the start of the war.

The Indonesian hospital in Gaza has received hundreds of casualties so far, according to the Gaza government's media office.

Initial reports had said 50 people perished with at least 20 houses destroyed.

Israeli ground forces on Tuesday continued to advance in northern Gaza, saying that they were attacking Hamas fighters and infrastructure, as warplanes struck across the besieged territory. Hamas says it is engaged with Israeli forces on multiple fronts in the north.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has rejected calls for a cease-fire and again vowed to crush the Palestinian group.

More than half of Gaza’s 2.3 million Palestinians have fled their homes, with over 670,000 sheltering in packed UN-run schools-turned-shelters or in hospitals alongside thousands of wounded patients.

The Palestinian death toll from Israel's indiscriminate bombardment of the Gaza Strip has surpassed 8,500 - most of them women and children. In the occupied West Bank, more than 122 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces since 7 October.

Gaza's humanitarian crisis is meanwhile continuing to worsen, with supplies of food, medicine, water and food running low because of a near-complete Israeli siege.

The World Health Organization said two hospitals have been damaged and an ambulance destroyed in Gaza over the last two days. It said a strike near the Al-Quds Hospital in Gaza City sent debris and dust pouring into the facility, which is packed with patients as well as thousands of displaced people.

It said all 13 hospitals operating in the north have received Israeli evacuation orders in recent days. Medics have refused such orders, saying it would be a death sentence for patients on life support.

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