The Israeli army bombed the Gaza Strip this Tuesday, June 25, and Palestinian authorities reported the death of ten relatives of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh, when the United States pressures Israel to avoid a further escalation on the border with Lebanon.

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The civil defense of the Gaza Strip reported that a bombing left ten dead, among them Zahr Haniyeh, sister of the leader of the political arm of the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas.

Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant is in the United States.

Local Gaza authorities said a bombing hit the Al Shati refugee camp, in the north of this Palestinian territory governed by Hamas.

“Several martyrs remain under the rubble”said Mahmud Basal, spokesman for the Gaza Civil Defense.

The Israeli army, contacted by the AFP news agency, stated that it cannot confirm the report.

But he declared that he attacked Hamas fighters who were “inside school compounds” during the night. in Al Shati and another area in northern Gaza and claimed that these militants were involved in the October 7 attack that sparked the war.

Haniyeh, who lives in Qatar, lost three of his children and four grandchildren in a bombing in April.

Ten children lose “one or two legs” every day in Gaza

The conflict broke out when Hamas commandos stormed southern Israel and killed some 1,195 people, most of them civilians. according to an AFP count based on official data.

They also kidnapped 251 hostages, of whom 116 are still held in Gaza, and among whom 42 have died, according to the Israeli army.

In response, Israel launched an air and ground offensive in Gaza, which has already left 37,658 dead, mainly civilians, according to the territory’s Ministry of Health.

The high number of civilian deaths in Gaza has sparked outrage around the world, with dozens of protesters waiting for Gallant to arrive at his meeting with Blinken in Washington to shout “war criminal” at him.

In addition to the military offensive, Israel imposed a siege on Gaza that prevents the entry of food, fuel, water and medicine.

Nearly half a million people in Gaza are suffering from “catastrophic” levels of hunger, according to a UN-backed report released on Tuesday.

Philippe Lazzarini, the director of UNRWA, the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, He warned that every day on average ten children in Gaza lose one or two legs, citing figures from Unicef, and specified that this does not include minors who lose an arm or a hand.

UNRWA has been facing a crisis since January, after Israel accused dozens of its 13,000 employees of involvement in the October 7 attack. Lazzarini affirmed that the agency has funds to operate until the end of August.

On Monday, relatives of victims of the Hamas assault on Israel sued UNRWA, in New York, where the UN headquarters is located.

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