Israel Pounds Gaza as West Bank Violence Surges

Sun Apr 21 2024
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GAZA STRIP: Israel carried out deadly strikes in Gaza, first responders in the war-hit Palestinian territory said on Sunday, as violence flared in the occupied West Bank.

The latest strikes were carried out as Israel’s top ally, the United States, approved 13 billion dollars in new Israeli military aid even as global criticism intensifies over the death toll and dire humanitarian crisis in the enclave.

However, fears of wider war breaking out in the Middle East have eased somewhat after Iran downplayed Israel’s reported retaliation over its unprecedented missile and drone strike on the country a week ago.

Attention has turned back towards the conflict in Gaza, which Israel hit with several attacks overnight, according to the Palestinian territory’s Civil Defence agency.

The bodies of thirteen people, mostly minors, were recovered after an Israeli attack hit the home of a family near the southernmost Gaza city of Rafah, the agency said. Other people were believed to be under the rubble.

Another Israeli Attack

A separate Israeli attack on a home in the Rafah area martyred at least three people and injured others, Civil Defence said.

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