Israeli attacks on Palestinians continue, bringing the number of martyrs to 87
Gaza: (Web Desk) Terrorism continues by the oppressive Israeli army, more Palestinians have been martyred on the day of Eid, the number of martyrs has reached 87. The martyrs include 17 children and 7 women. So far, seven Israelis have been killed.
According to the Arab media Al Jazeera, Israeli warplanes also fired missiles at residential buildings, including a six-story building in Gaza. As Palestinians left their homes for Eid prayers on Thursday morning, Zionist warplanes roared in the sky and ruthless terrorists targeted unarmed people with their missiles.
According to Palestinian officials in Gaza, 87 people have been killed so far, including 17 children, while more than 500 people have been injured, many of them in critical condition, and the number of martyrs is expected to rise. In addition, thousands of people have been displaced by the destruction of homes and buildings.
Palestinian doctors said that poison gas was also suspected to have been used by Israel in the attacks. Samples have been obtained from the bodies of the martyrs, which are being examined. Despite this, hundreds of Palestinians in sighs and sobs offered Eid prayers in the compound of Al-Aqsa Mosque.
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According to a BBC correspondent in Gaza, the night before Eid was the most difficult and longest night for residents since 2014.
Earlier, US President Joe Biden expressed hope that the intensity of the ongoing clashes in Gaza would decrease soon.
World powers are pushing for a ceasefire in the region, and Washington has said it will send a special envoy to negotiate between the Palestinians and Israel.
“I hope the issue will be resolved as soon as possible,” Biden said after talks with Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday.
On Thursday, Israeli forces began gathering on the Gaza border.
Northern Israel resounded with alarm bells on Thursday morning. According to the Israeli military, this is the first time since the start of the ongoing military offensive with Hamas that sirens have been sounded in northern Israel.
Earlier, rocket-propelled grenades fired by Hamas in Gaza sounded alarm sirens in southern and central Israel.
The Israeli military said Thursday morning that about 1,500 rockets had been fired from the Gaza Strip into various Israeli cities since Monday evening.