Israeli forces bomb police headquarters and security buildings in Gaza as authorities say 65 Palestinians killed, including 16 children, since the escalation began
By 12 May 2021
Hamas, the group that rules the Gaza Strip, launched a new barrage of rockets into Israel after Israeli missiles destroyed a third tower in the besieged coastal territory.
Heavy bombardment on the Gaza Strip continued into Wednesday as Israeli forces continued to launch intensive raids on various locations. Hamas confirmed that its Gaza City commander, Bassem Issa, was killed in an Israeli air attack along with other senior members of the group.
Local sources said Israeli fighter jets bombed sites belonging to Palestinian armed groups, in addition to security and police buildings. In Gaza City’s Tel al-Hawa neighbourhood, a pregnant woman, Reema Telbani and her child were killed in an Israeli attack on their home.
Gaza’s Ministry of Health said the overall death toll since the latest offensive began stood at 65, including 16 children. More than 300 others have been wounded.
At least six Israelis, including one child, have also been killed. The Israeli army said about 1,500 rockets have been fired from Gaza towards various locations in Israel and they have added reinforcements near the enclave’s eastern lands.
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