Israel launches air strikes on Gaza, including the southern city of Rafah. Another 71 Palestinians are killed and hundreds injured. While the 10-day war between Israel and Hamas left thousands of Palestinian children dead.
On October 17, 2023 Al Jazeera News AgencyA report on developments in the war between Israel and Hamas. They launched air strikes and responded ferociously while the Israeli army prepared and waited for a ground invasion of Gaza to put an end to Hamas. After Hamas launched a lightning attack on Israel on October 7, killing 1,300 people in Israel, it was considered the deadliest attack in Israel in a single day in 75 years.
The IDF reportedly launched intense airstrikes. The southern Gaza Strip bombed the cities of Rafah and Khan Yunis throughout the night of October 16 to October 17, 2023, killing another 71 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, including these. Many children and women died. It also left hundreds injured.
The Israeli army also attacked areas near the Rafah checkpoint. The southern Gaza Strip, which borders Egypt, is the only main exit for Palestinians that does not require passage through Israel. Meanwhile, many foreigners and Palestinians are waiting for Egypt to open the Rafah crossing. In order to immigrate from the Gaza Strip to escape the dangers of war
Mr. Martin Griffiths, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator, said with concern that currently, the various public health and hospital systems in the Gaza Strip are “collapsed” with hospitals overwhelmed by the number of wounded from Israeli attacks.
The ten-day war between Israel and Hamas resulted in the deaths of more than 4,100 people in Israel. More than 1,300 people were killed as a result of the Israeli attack on the Gaza Strip. To take revenge on Hamas, this led to the killing of more than 2,700 people, especially children, whose deaths were reported. More than 1,000 Palestinians were killed in the Gaza Strip.
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