Israeli strikes kill 17 Palestinians in Nuseirat and Bureij refugee camps

Israeli bombardment continues throughout Eid ul Adha holidays despite the IDF's announcement of a pause.


News Desk June 18, 2024

At least 17 Palestinians have been killed overnight in separate Israeli strikes on the Nuseirat refugee camp, following a night of heavy Israeli bombardment in central Gaza.

In Block 3 of the Bureij camp, one person was killed and several were wounded in a house hit. Similarly, in Nuseirat, another person was killed and multiple injured by Israeli warplanes, as reported by Al Jazeera.

Israel's ongoing war on Gaza has killed 37,347 Palestinians and wounded 85,372 others since the October, 2023 Hamas attack that resulted in the deaths of 1,200 Israelis.

Meanwhile, the Gaza media office said in a press statement on Sunday that the number of journalists killed in Gaza as a result of the conflict had risen to 151.

In a press statement posted on its social media platform X on Monday, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) said since the outbreak of the conflict, 193 colleagues had been killed, the highest death toll in the UN history.

Most of the fatalities among aid workers and journalists result from Israeli military actions.

Moreover, despite the announcement made by the Israeli military on Sunday that it would “pause” fighting daily in its offensive operations in southern Gaza to facilitate the delivery of humanitarian aid, residents and medical workers there told the media that the Israeli attacks on Gaza had persisted on Monday.

The Israeli army on Monday burned down the departure hall on the Palestinian side of the Rafah crossing, rendering it out of service, Palestinian security sources said.

In a statement, Hamas described the burning of the departure building and other facilities inside Rafah crossing as a "criminal act and barbaric behavior within the framework of a continuing genocide against the Palestinian people in Gaza."

Israel has been accused of carrying out a 'genocide' and ethnic cleansing of Palestinans. It is also facing a a case at the ICJ and an ICC probe but its main ally ther United Stated keeps stonewalling most efforts to hold tel Aviv accountable to international law.

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