Updated: On Saturday, Day 246 of the ongoing genocide of the Palestinians in the destroyed, starved, and besieged Gaza Strip, Israeli missiles and shells killed dozens of Palestinians, and injured many more, including children and women, in several parts of the coastal enclave, especially in central Gaza.

Update: At least three Palestinians, including a child, were killed, late Saturday night, and many, including women and children were injured when the Israeli army fired a missile at a home in the Daraj neighborhood, in Gaza City.

Medical sources said the Israeli missiles and shells from the land, the air, and the sea, were concentrated in the central parts of the coastal enclave, lasting several hours at a time.

Medical sources said dozens were killed and injured in the Israeli bombing and shelling in central Gaza, adding that at least 40 Palestinians, mostly women, and children, were killed and dozens were injured in Nusseirat refugee camp, the areas around Al-Aqsa Hospital in Deir Al-Balah, Al-Maghazi refugee camp, Al-Boreij refugee camp, and Zawaida area.

As rescue efforts continue despite limited means, the number of slain Palestinians in the Nusseirat refugee camp since morning hours, Saturday, has risen to more than 210, and at least 400 injured, including many women and children.

Media sources said that “American mercenaries were part of the forces that killed and injured hundreds of Palestinians in Nusseirat refugee camp,” and added that “they came from the so-called floating humanitarian pier that the U.S. setup to “bring humanitarian aid to Gaza.”

The Israeli army said four Israeli’s who were held in in the refuge camp were freed in an “operation” carried out by the army and the Shin Bet. The four were identified as Noa Argamani, Almog Meir, Andrei Kozlov and Shlomi Ziv.

The army claimed that four were in two locations in the Nusseirat refugee camp.

Dozens of additional slain and wounded Palestinians remain under the rubble as rescue efforts are hindered by the massive destruction, the ongoing bombing, and the lack of equipment.

The Israeli army also used Quadcopters to fire dozens of live rounds at the fleeing families in several alleys and streets in the Nusseirat refugee camp.


In addition, at least six Palestinians were killed, and many were wounded when the army fired a missile at a home for the Shahin family in Bloc 12 of the Al-Boreij refugee camp.

Casualties were also reported when the army fired many artillery shells and barrages of live rounds at areas in the eastern parts of the refugee camp.

In addition, the army fired missiles at the vicinity of the Al-Aqsa Hospital in Deir Al-Balah, along with all surrounding areas.

The hospital, the only functioning medical center in central Gaza, is barely operational due to the lack of medical supplies, fuel for its generators, and the significantly increasing number of casualties, especially after the Israeli army shelled its main power generator.

In Gaza City, Palestinian Civil Defense teams located the corpses of five Palestinians, and fourteen wounded residents, mostly women and children, under the rubble of a home for the Mohanna family in the Sheikh Radwan neighborhood, after the army fired a missile at it.

The Israeli army also fired dozens of shells at the Zeitoun and the Sabra neighborhoods in Gaza City, causing many casualties.

Furthermore, the army fired missiles and shells at several parts of Rafah, in the Gaza Strip’s southmost part, especially in the Al-Hashash neighborhood in the Arabiya area, north of the city, causing many casualties.

In a statement, the Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates denounced the massacre in the Nusseirat refugee camp and said that the attack that killed and injured dozens of civilians, including women and children, reflects the continued Israeli policies of targeting civilians, continuing the war crimes, and its disregard of International Law and International Humanitarian Law.

The Ministry condemned the ongoing genocide of the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, and Israel’s ongoing violations of all international laws and treaties and demanded the International Community to immediately intervene and stop the ongoing ethnic cleansing.

In related news, Philippe Lazzarini, Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) said there are serious risks regarding the spread of diseases, including Cholera, in the Gaza Strip.

WAFA Palestinians News Agency said that, during his visit to the German capital, Berlin, to garner more support for the organization, Lazzarini spoke about the “hopeless situation for the residents of the Gaza Strip,” emphasizing the “urgent need to address famine and the deteriorating situation in the south.”

Lazzarini also voiced his concern about children in the region, stating, “We have around 600,000 school-age children in Gaza, and a top priority is getting them back to learning.”

|Earlier article: Day 246: Pre-Dawn Israeli Airstrikes Hit Civilians In Gaza Saturday|

Israel has now killed at least 36.801 Palestinians and injured more than 83.680, mostly women, children, and elderly, in addition to the thousands who remain under the rubble of bombarded homes and buildings, on destroyed streets and in alleys, across the coastal enclave, since October 7, 2023.

First Published On: Jun 9, 2024 at 01:37