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‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 25: Israel Bombs Refugee Camp

On Tuesday afternoon dozens of Palestinians were killed in the vicinity of the Indonesian Hospital in the Jabalia area of the northern Gaza Strip, when Israel dropped six bombs, each weighing a ton of explosives. Al-Jazeera reported that an entire neighborhood in the center of Jabalia refugee camp was destroyed and victims include women and children. “More than 50 martyrs and around 150 wounded and dozens under the rubble, in a heinous Israeli massacre that targeted a large area of homes in Jabalia camp in the northern [Gaza] Strip,” Gaza’s health ministry said in a statement. The hospital director said that they saw burn injuries and disfigurements of the bodies and that they could not fully count the number of people killed.

‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 14: 13 Killed In Raid On Refugee Camp

On Thursday night, Israel bombed the Greek Orthodox St Porphyrius Church, the oldest church in Gaza, dating back to the 5th century. According to the Ramallah-based Palestinian Minister of Health Mai al-Kaila, 17 Palestinians were killed in the airstrike, including Muslim and Christian families who had been sheltering in the church. The historic church also suffered major structural damage. Located in the historic al-Zaytoun neighborhood of Gaza City, in close proximity to the recently bombed Al-Ahli Arab Hospital, the churched serviced members of Gaza’s Christian minority, which make up around 1% of the Strip’s population.
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