At least 20 Palestinians killed, dozens wounded by Israeli attacks in Gaza: ministry-Xinhua

At least 20 Palestinians killed, dozens wounded by Israeli attacks in Gaza: ministry

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2023-11-21 22:33:00

GAZA, Nov. 21 (Xinhua) -- At least 20 Palestinians were killed and dozens of others wounded by Israeli attacks on the besieged coastal enclave, the Hamas-run health ministry said Tuesday.

"At least 20 Palestinians were killed in Israeli airstrikes on two residential houses in al-Nuseirat refugee camp in central Gaza," the health ministry said in a press statement.

In northern Gaza, dozens of Palestinians were killed and wounded on Tuesday by heavy Israeli airstrikes on the Indonesian Hospital in Beit Lahia town, and an attack on the Kamal Odwan Hospital, the ministry added, without giving the exact numbers.

Palestinian security sources and local eyewitnesses said that Israeli strikes on a school sheltering displaced people in the Al-Falouja area west of the Jabalia refugee camp had left dozens of casualties.

Local rescuers have been struggling to reach the injured people amid the communications blackout in Gaza.

Doctors Without Borders said in a press statement that they lost all contact with their workers in the north of Gaza, saying "the situation there is dire."

For days, communications have been cut off in Gaza City and its northern areas after Israeli strikes targeted key communication towers.

The Israel Defense Forces said in a press release Tuesday that it had targeted 250 aerial objectives in Gaza over the past 24 hours, including militants, rocket launchers, and various infrastructure.

Earlier in the day, Avichai Adraee, an Israeli military spokesperson wrote on social media platform X that Israeli troops had completed the encirclement of Jabalia, Gaza's largest refugee camp, to eliminate Palestinian militants and destroy infrastructure.