On Monday, hundreds of Palestinians were killed and many more injured when Israeli missiles and shells struck homes, buildings, facilities, and medical centers in several parts of the Gaza Strip on the 31st day of Israel’s ongoing onslaught on the civilians in the Gaza Strip.
The army fired missiles at two homes in Deir Al-Balah and the Zawayda town in central Gaza, killing at least 45 Palestinians, including women and children, and injuring dozens. Many are still buried under the rubble.
In the Nusseirat refugee camp, in central Gaza, the army fired a missile at a home for the Mishmish family in the Zawayda area, killing and wounding dozens of Palestinains, including many still buried under the rubble.
Israeli missiles killed three Palestinians and injured several others in Beit Hanoun, in northern Gaza.
Six Palestinians were killed and many injured when the army fired a missile at a home west of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.
Also in Rafah, fifteen Palestinians were killed, and dozens injured when the army fired a missile at the Abu Alwan family homes, west of the city. Two Palestinians were killed, and scores injured when the Israeli army fired a missile at a home in Jabalia, in northern Gaza.
The army also fired a missile at the third floor of the Rantisi Pediatric Hospital, west of Gaza City, killing and wounding dozens of Palestinians.
At least one Palestinian was killed, and more than nine were injured when the Israeli army fired a missile at a school housing dozens of families that fled their homes in Beit Lahia, in northern Gaza.
Palestinian journalist Mohammad Al-Jaja was killed along with several members of his family when the army fired a missile at his home in the Nasr Street area in Gaza City.
More than thirty Palestinians were killed, and dozens were injured, after the army fired missiles at a home in the Port Area, west of Gaza City; the casualties were in the targeted homes and several surrounding homes and buildings.
The Israeli army dropped hundreds of missiles and shells on various parts of the Gaza Strip, especially Gaza City, destroying dozens of homes, apartment buildings, public and private sector facilities, and infrastructure.
Dozens of Palestinians were also killed and scores injured in intense Israeli bombing of the Shati’ refugee camp in Gaza.
The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza said the situation is disastrous as all hospitals and medical centers are unable to cope with the dangerously increasing number of casualties and the lack of medicine, medical supplies, and fuel to run electricity generators.
The Health Ministry said the number of slain Palestinians is more than 9770, including 4008 children and 2550 women, have been killed and more than 25000 have been injured. 70% of the casualties in Gaza are children and women. The figures do not include those buried under the rubble of bombarded homes and buildings.
Dr. Ashraf Al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza, said approximately 1 Palestinian is killed every four minutes due to intense and ongoing Israeli bombings.
Dr. Al-Qedra added that the army fire missiles at 110 medical centers, destroyed 16 hospitals, and intensified its bombing of solar panels providing electricity to many facilities, especially bakeries.
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) said the Israeli military’s missiles and shells have killed seventy-nine of its employees in Gaza since October 7, including five who were killed in the last two days.
It added that forty-eight of its facilities in Gaza were damaged by Israeli missiles, and that some of its employees lost many of their relatives and had to leave their homes due the ongoing bombing of Gaza but continue to work to provide whatever humanitarian aid they can to the dozens 1.5 million displaced families. about half of the displaced families are sheltering in UNRWA facilities, including schools.
It is worth mentioning that the Israeli army bombed many UNRWA schools in Gaza, while the most recent attacked school is Al-Fakhoura School, one of the biggest educational facilities in Jabalia refugee camp, where thousands of families are sheltering, leading to the death of dozens of displaced Palestinians.