GAZA, PALESTINOW.COM — Israel’s aggression against the Gaza Strip has entered its seventh consecutive day, with air raids at dawn Sunday killing at least 33 Palestinians, wounding about 50 others, and flattening at least two apartment buildings over the heads of their residents.
According to the latest information from the Gaza health ministry, the slain victims included eight children and 12 women, while rescue teams with the help of citizens embarked on looking for any survivors buried beneath the rubble of residential buildings destroyed in Israeli raids on al-Wahda district in the central Gaza City.
A reporter for the Palestinian Information Center (PIC) said that the intensive aerial attacks on Gaza at dawn caused “massive destruction” to homes, facilities and roads, and also resulted in a complete power blackout in the northern Rimal neighborhood in Gaza City.
According to journalists and local residents, the air raids created craters that blocked one of the main roads leading to al-Shifa Hospital, the largest medical complex and central hospital in the Gaza Strip, which is located in the neighborhood of North Rimal in Gaza City.
Local sources reported that scores of martyrs from different families were evacuated to al-Shifa Hospital after violent air raids on their neighborhoods in Gaza City.
They added that the Israeli occupation army bombarded dozens of homes and apartments with no prior warning, committing a heinous massacre in Gaza City.
According to a reporter for al-Jazeera satellite channel, Israeli warplanes carried out about 150 air raids across the Gaza Strip in the early hours of Sunday, including at least 60 in Gaza City alone.
Israeli naval and artillery units also bombarded homes and structures in different areas of Gaza.
Meanwhile, the health ministry said many Palestinians were arriving at hospitals with injuries.
The home of Gaza’s Hamas chief, Yehya al-Sinwar, was also targeted, according to media reports.
Accordingly, the number of Palestinians killed, since the Israeli military aggression against the Gaza Strip started late on Monday, has now risen to 181 martyrs, including 52 children and 31 women.
More than 1,225 others have been wounded so far amid the ongoing brutal Israeli attacks on Gaza, according to the latest statistics that were released by the health ministry on Sunday morning.
(Source / 17.05.2021)