A building in the Jabaliya refugee camp in northern Gaza became the target of an Israeli airstrike.
The Israeli army launched an airstrike on a residential building in the Jabaliya refugee camp in northern Gaza on Thursday. The preliminary toll is 45 dead and numerous injured, according to sources from the Gaza Ministry of the Interior.
A building in the Jabaliya refugee camp in northern Gaza became the target of an Israeli airstrike. According to Eyad Bozum, spokesman for the Gaza Ministry of the Interior, managed by Hamas terrorists, the property belonging to the al-Shihab family was hit in the last hours of the day.
The building was packed, hosting numerous members of the al-Shihab family who had fled other areas of the Gaza Strip due to intense bombing. These people were seeking refuge in that place when the attack occurred.
Spokesman Bozum told The Associated Press, “al-Shihab’s home was packed with dozens of relatives at the time of the airstrike.” Additionally, he warned about the possibility that the number of deaths will increase since bodies are still being removed from the rubble.
For its part, the Israeli army did not immediately comment on the bombing. However, the IDF (Israel Defense Forces) has repeatedly stated that its primary target is Hamas, arguing that this terrorist group blends into the civilian population using its weapons.