OAnother 650 people were injured following “hundreds of air strikes, artillery and naval bombardments across the Gaza Strip”, Hamas, which has governed the Gaza Strip since 2007, said in a statement.
Israeli forces “especially targeted Khan Younis, where dozens of houses were destroyed with the inhabitants inside”, he concluded.
The truce between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas expired on Friday morning, with fighting immediately resuming in the Gaza Strip.
The Israeli army accused Hamas of breaking the ceasefire and announced the resumption of fighting, minutes after the temporary truce established on November 24 ended.
“Hamas violated the operational pause and, in addition, fired on Israeli territory. The Israel Defense Forces resumed fighting against the terrorist organization Hamas in the Gaza Strip,” the army said in a statement.
The interruption of fighting had begun a week ago, initially for four days until it was prolonged with the help of Qatar and Egypt, mediator countries.
During the truce, Hamas and other Gaza militants released more than 100 hostages, most of them Israelis, in exchange for 240 Palestinians held in Israeli prisons.
The Islamist group carried out a surprise attack against Israel on October 7, causing 1,200 deaths and more than 200 hostages, which led Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to declare war on Hamas and launch an offensive in the Gaza Strip, with the conflict has already claimed the lives of more than 15 thousand people.
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