Israel Bombs Civilian Home in Gaza, Killing 10, Including 8 Children

Over 100 Palestinians have been killed in Israel's new bombing campaign

Early Saturday morning, Israeli airstrikes targeted a residential building in the al-Shati refugee camp. According to the latest reports, the bombing killed at least 10 people; two women and eight children.

The airstrike wounded at least 20 other people, and the death toll could rise as rescue teams are searching the rubble of the three-story house, where several families lived.

A local resident said the Israelis dropped three bombs on the house without warning, giving the residents no chance to leave. “I saw the bodies of four people, including children, being rushed to the hospital,” said Said Alghoul, according to The Associated Press. “I could not endure and ran back to my home.”

Saturday marks the sixth day of airstrikes in Gaza. The Israelis rejected a ceasefire proposal from Hamas on Wednesday night and seem to have no interest in de-escalating. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Friday that the campaign “is not over yet.”

As of early Saturday in Gaza, 137 Palestinians, including 36 children, have been killed, and 920 have been wounded since Israel started bombing the besieged enclave on Monday. The UN said at least 10,000 Palestinians have been forced to flee their homes due to the onslaught.

Author: Dave DeCamp

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