Five Palestinians have been killed on Wednesday evening, during Israel’s ongoing airstrikes on northern and southern Gaza, bringing the total number of deaths in Gaza to 53.Ma’an News Agency has reported that a house belonging to the Hamad family was recently targeted by Israeli forces, in Beit Hanoun, killing Hani Saleh Hamad, age 57, and Ibrahim Hamad, 20.

Five members of the same family were killed, late Tuesday, as Israeli warplanes bombed the home of one Hafiz Hamad, senior member of the Islamic Jihad, in the same area.

In Rafah, another airstrike killed Samia al-Arja, 65, in addition to an unidentified child who later died from injuries resulting from the strike.

According to the Gaza Ministry of Health, the latest string of Israeli assaults in the region bring the total number of deaths in Gaza to at least 53.

Other reports cite larger numbers.

Over 450 Palestinians have been reported injured in the attacks.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has accused Israel of committing genocide.

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