Scores of people, many of them children, were among those killed and injured after another night of relentless air strikes carried out by Israeli forces across Gaza. In the southern city of Rafah, at least 18 people were killed in a strike on the family home of a certain Abu Shamala, according to the Palestinian news agency, WAFA.
A strike on a second residential building owned by the Hijazi family in Rafah also killed nine people and injured several others. At least 18 people, most of them women and children, were also killed in the Israeli bombing raid in the al-Zawaida area in central Gaza Strip.
Meanwhile, at least seven were killed and dozens were injured in the bombing of a residence in the al-Zaytoun neighbourhood. Also, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, a residential building was targeted, killing three people including a six-year-old child and wounding nine others.
According to WAFA, the number of people killed is likely to rise with several people still trapped beneath the rubble of the bombed-out buildings.
Al Jazeera’s Hani Mahmoud joins us live from Khan Younis in southern Gaza for the latest updates.