The attacks on Gaza City resulted in at least 120 deaths in less than two days, the Ministry of Health in Hamas-ruled Gaza reported Saturday.

Dr. Mahmud Aliwa, from Al-Ahli Hospital in Gaza City, It said its facilities received 24 bodies after the attacks, which left smoke rising over the city.

Gaza civil defense agency spokesman Mahmud Basal He told AFP that at least 20 people were killed in an attack on a house in the Al-Tuffah neighborhood, while an attack in the Al-Shati refugee camp claimed the lives of another four people.

“People were going about their business” and suddenly “the whole area was flattened” in an airstrike, said Abu Mahmud al-Kariri, a witness in Al-Shati. The men used a donkey cart to carry out some of the dead in Al-Tuffah.

Earlier this Saturday, Israel’s military said its fighter jets were attacking “two Hamas military infrastructure sites” in the Gaza City area.

The head of Foreign Affairs of the European Union, Josep Borrell called for an “independent investigation” into the bombing that damaged the ICRC office.

Jordan, which signed a peace treaty with Israel 30 years ago, condemned what it called Israel’s “systematic attacks” against civilians and aid organizations.

Scenes of devastation in Gaza

On Friday night, the ICRC said that 22 dead and 45 wounded were taken to a Red Cross field hospital after a bombardment with “large caliber projectiles” near his office in southern Gaza.

ICRC local head William Schomburg told reporters on Saturday: “There were piles of bodies, blood everywhere” and a “flood of wounded” who were looking for help.

Gaza’s Health Ministry blamed the bombing on Israel, saying 25 were killed and 50 injured in the coastal area of ​​Al-Mawasi, where thousands of displaced Palestinians have been taking shelter in tents.

An Israeli military statement on Saturday said an initial investigation found that “there was no direct attack carried out by the IDF against a Red Cross facility,” but the incident was still under review and “the findings will be presented to our international partners.”

Witnesses reported gunfights in Gaza City between militants and Israeli forces backed by helicopters.

The deadliest war ever in Gaza began with an unprecedented attack on October 7 by Hamas militants in southern Israel. That attack killed 1,194 people, mostly civilians, according to an AFP count based on official Israeli figures.

The militants also took hostages, 116 of whom remain in Gaza although the army says 41 are dead. Israel’s retaliatory offensive has killed at least 37,551 people, also mostly civilians, Gaza’s Health Ministry said on Saturday.

Exchanges of fire along the Lebanese border between Israel and the powerful Iran-backed militant group Hezbollah have also increased, raising fears of a broader war.

A security source said a leader of the Lebanese Islamist group Jamaa Islamiya, an ally of Hamas, was killed in an Israeli attack on a vehicle in eastern Lebanon.


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