Israeli raids on Gaza: Nearly 200 Palestinians, including 58 children killed
Around 200 Palestinians, including 58 children, have been killed so far amid the ongoing Israeli raids on Gaza.
According to Al Jazeera, the Israeli forces have launched a fresh series of airstrikes on the Gaza strip on Monday as bombing entered second week.
Israeli airstrikes on Sunday killed 42 Palestinians in Gaza. Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that the attacks would continue despite increasing demands of de-escalation from around the world.
Earlier, Israeli military bombed a tower containing media houses like Al Jazeera and the Associate Press (AP).
Al-Jalaa tower was an 11-storey building in Gaza City housing some 60 residential apartments and a number of local and international media offices.
Before the attack, the military had given a telephone warning that residents had just an hour to evacuate the building.
Tensions intensified a week ago when Hamas fired rockets into Israeli territories as it retaliated the storming of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in the occupied East Jerusalem. Palestinians were protesting forced mass evictions in Sheikh Jarrah (West Bank).
Israel has reported total 10 causalities which also includes two children.
The UN Security Council called a meeting on Sunday to discuss the violence. All members of the UNSC urged Israel not to make demographic and territorial changes, and demanded an immediate ceasefire policy.
Israeli raids target hospitals and doctors
Israeli air raids also targeted a clinic of international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).
Meanwhile. one of the few Gaza-based Neurologists, Dr. Moeen Alalool along with his five children, was also killed as a result of Israeli hostilities.