Israeli occupying regime bombs residential areas in Gaza for 5th day
Israel launched airstrikes Wednesday against the besieged Gaza Strip for a fifth day following Operation Al-Aqsa Storm, the massive military operation by Palestinian resistance groups against the occupying regime.
The official Palestinian news agency WAFA reported on Wednesday that the Israeli warplanes bombed residential apartments as well as a port in the west of Gaza City with a large number of rockets and shells.
The bombing destroyed a large number of buildings and set them on fire, leading to injuries among citizens who were transferred to al-Shifa Hospital west of the city.
The news agency said Israeli warplanes also bombed a house in the Sheikh Radwan neighborhood in Gaza, killing and injuring a number of people.
According to reports, Israeli jets shelled a house in the al-Hakar area in the city of Deir al-Balah in the middle of the Gaza Strip, killing three people from a family and causing several injuries while others are still under the rubble of the house.
The warplanes also bombed a house in al-Amal neighborhood, in the west of Khan Yunis, killing a number of civilians and wounding others.
The Ministry of Health said that 1055 people have been killed in the Gaza Strip and 5184 others injured in the ongoing Israeli raids against the coastal area for the fifth day in a row, with 60% of the casualties being children and women.
Since Saturday, resistance groups in the besieged Gaza Strip have fired over 5,000 rockets at the occupied territories. Israeli media outlets report that more than 1,200 settlers and troops have been killed and a lot more injured as a result.