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Mostly women and children fall victim to another massacre in Gaza

Tragedy in the Maghazi camp
Tragedy in the Maghazi camp
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5:51 PM EST, November 5, 2023

On Saturday evening, Israeli bombing of the Maghazi refugee camp located in the Gaza Strip resulted in the reported death of 51 Palestinians. This information was provided by the Palestinian news agency, WAFA. Reuters has asserted that the majority of the victims were women and children.

The AFP agency reports a minimum of 30 fatalities. Numerous individuals were injured. Tel Aviv is yet to comment on this attack.

Mainly women and children among the victims

The Palestinian Health Department suggests that the Israeli bombing was principally aimed at civilian houses. This allegation is supported by an eyewitness statement relayed by AFP that several homes were completely destroyed.

The unfortunate incident occurred at the Maghazi refugee camp located in the Deir al-Balah Governorate, situated in the central region of the Gaza Strip.

Hours before the attack, the Al Jazeera correspondent in Gaza reported that Israel had escalated attacks across various regions of the territory.

- The Israeli forces dropped different types of bombs, including on the northern areas of the Gaza Strip and on the refugee camp - reported the journalist.

The spokesperson for the Hamas-led Ministry of Health in Gaza, Ashraf al-Qidra, confirmed the death of a "large number of people", without revealing a specific number. He also reported that patients with grave injuries were laid on the floor of the hospital emergency department.

Israel declines the suggestion of a humanitarian break

US President Joe Biden announced on Saturday that strides had been made in achieving a "humanitarian break" in the hostilities between Israel and Hamas. He detailed that US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is focusing on this matter in the Middle East.

Earlier on Saturday, in Jordan's capital, Amman, Blinken proposed that a humanitarian break in the ongoing conflict could aid in safeguarding civilians and deliver more assistance to the beleaguered Gaza Strip.

On Friday, the AP agency reported that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu resisted escalating US pressure for a "humanitarian break" in the nearly month-long war, for the protection of civilians and to facilitate more support for the Gaza Strip.

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