Fifteen Palestinians were killed in the early hours by Israeli shelling – Shocking videos of the explosion that hit a United Nations school in Jabalia, northern Gaza, on Saturday – Evacuation of Gaza’s largest hospital continues
The Israeli army continues for one more day the operations in the Gaza area around the Al Shifa hospital, while the Israeli bombardment in the central and northern Gaza strip remains fierce, which resulted in the killing of fifteen Palestinians early on Sunday, as reported by the Palestinian news agency WAFA.
Thirteen people were killed in an attack on a house in Nuseirat camp in central Gaza, while a woman and her child were killed in the southern town of Khan Younis, WAFA reported.
At the same time, shocking are the videos of the explosion that hit a United Nations school in Jabalia, in northern Gaza, on Saturday, with most of the victims being women and children, as confirmed by a UN aid agency. Saturday’s incident was the second in 24 hours that a school run by the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East was hit, the agency said. However, he had no further details on what caused the explosion or who was responsible.
A school in Zaitoun – used by 4,000 people as a shelter – was also hit last Friday.
Hamas health officials said two explosions in Jabalia in northern Gaza killed a combined 80 people.
The head of the United Nations refugee agency (UNRWA) Philippe Lazzarini said he saw “horrific images and footage of dozens of people killed and injured” at one of the agency’s schools “which house thousands of displaced people”.
“These attacks cannot become commonplace, they must stop,” he said.
WHERE: “Death Zone” Al Shifa
At the same time, hundreds of people, including some patients, have already left the main hospital in Gaza City.
Many were seen yesterday walking through rubble-strewn streets as gunfire rang out in search of safer shelter.
Following orders to evacuate the hospital issued by the Israeli army, which it denies, 300 critically ill patients remain at Al Shifa. The WHO team said it was trying to get the remaining patients and staff out of the hospital.
The World Health Organization specifically reported that the largest hospital in Gaza has turned into a “death zone”. A joint WHO-led UN team assessed the hospital for an hour after it was seized and evacuated by the Israeli army. The team said it saw evidence of shelling and shooting and noticed a mass grave at the hospital’s entrance.
Biden: The Palestinian Authority should take over governance in the Gaza Strip
For his part, US President Joe Biden, in an opinion piece published in the Washington Post, spoke about the next day in the Gaza Strip and said that the Palestinian Authority is the one that should, in the end, take over the governance of Gaza and of the West Bank after the end of the war.
“As we fight for peace, Gaza and the West Bank should be reunited under a common governing structure and ultimately under a reconstituted Palestinian Authority, while we all work toward a two-state solution,” he writes.
“There must be no forced displacement of Palestinians from Gaza, no new occupation, no siege or blockade, no territorial reduction.”
The US president responds with his article to the question of what Washington wants the future of the Gaza Strip to be after the war, as well as to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s statements according to which Israel must maintain “total military responsibility” in Gaza “for the foreseeable future”.
Joe Biden is warning that the US is ready to issue entry bans against “extremists” who attack civilians in the West Bank, referring to violence by Israeli settlers against Palestinians living in the occupied West Bank, which has escalated since October 7 attacks against Israel.
“I have stated emphatically to the Israeli leadership that extremist violence against Palestinians in the West Bank must stop and those who commit the violence must be held accountable,” the US president writes.
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