Israeli airstrike on Jabalia kills two, death toll hits 31


Two Palestinians were killed today in an Israeli airstrike that targeted a house in Jabalia, north of the Gaza Strip, bringing the death toll since the beginning of the Israeli aggression to 31, according to the Ministry of Health.

Local sources said Israeli warplanes bombed with at least two missiles a house for the Abu Jaser family in the town, killing two Palestinians and injuring seven others, including children and women.

The bodies of eight Palestinians, including a child and two women, who were killed in an Israeli airstrike last night on a house in the city of Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip, were pulled out of the rubble by civil defense teams and citizens later during the night, according to local and media sources.

The latest figures by the Ministry of Health show that the number of Palestinians killed since the beginning of the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip on August 05 has risen to 32, including 6 children, while 253 others have been injured, including 96 children, 30 women and 12 elderly.

WAFA correspondent said the bodies of the eight martyrs were pulled out from the rubble of the al-Mudallal family house which was leveled to the ground by Israeli airstrikes. He said the bodies of the 8 martyrs, including a 14-year-old child and two women, were pulled out after hours of hard work by civil defense teams and ordinary civilians.

He said three of the martyrs were identified as Khaled Saeed Mansour, Ziad Ahmad al-Mudallal, and Ra’fat Saleh Sheikh Eid, adding that nearly 40 Palestinians were wounded in the Israeli attack were evacuated to hospitals and that the condition of some of them was described as critical.

The Israeli airstrike also caused destruction and physical damage to neighboring homes and facilities

MoH said in an update that the death toll of the Israeli aggression has reached 31, including 6 children and 4 women, while the number of wounded has risen to 265.

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