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  • Saturday, October 21, 2023 at 11:07 AM
    Last Update : Wednesday, October 25, 2023 at 12:54 PM

Bombing Smoke Obscures Sunlight as Israel’s War on Gaza Enters 3rd Week

(AWP) - Israel’s war on the Palestinians in Gaza entered its third week on Saturday as raids went on, bringing the number of victims to more than 4,000 killed, including more than 1,660 children, according to the strip’s health ministry.

Footage of the Arab World Press (AWP) showed thick smoke over Gaza that obscured the light of day during sunrise time, while the Palestine News & Info Agency (WAFA) confirmed the killing of 30 people in Israeli raids over several areas of the enclave during the early hours of Saturday.

A bombing attack targeted several areas of Rafah, southern Gaza, leaving at least seven people killed, while 14 others were killed in another raid that targeted the town of Jabalya, in the northern part, WAFA quoted local sources as saying.

It noted that two persons were also killed when a raid targeted a three-storey house in the area of al-Salam neighborhood, Rafah, while five others, including three children, were killed and others wounded in an attack on a house in Duwar Za’reb, western Rafah.

Fourteen others were killed in Israeli shelling of a house in Jabalya, northern Gaza, WAFA said.

Palestinian mass media on Saturday said that violent Israeli raids targeted the areas of al-Faluja as well as the al-Awda, al-Nada and Tel al-Hawa high-rises in Gaza.

The Palestinian Shehab News Agency said that the Israeli raids mostly targeted residential buildings.

The Israeli warplanes’ strikes, known as fire belts, targeted the area of Tel al-Hawa in the strip, according to Shehab, adding the shelling attacks also reached Beit Lahia and Jabalya.