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  • Monday, June 24, 2024 at 5:23 AM
    Last Update : Thursday, June 27, 2024 at 5:20 AM

Raid Targets UNRWA HQ in Gaza City as People Gathered to Get Water

(AWP) - Five Palestinians were killed in an Israeli airstrike that targeted the eastern main gate of the headquarters of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in Gaza City, northwest of the Gaza Strip, the Palestinian news agency WAFA reported.

Seven other Palestinians, including women and children, were also wounded and rushed to the al-Ahli Hospital in the city, WAFA added.

Eyewitnesses said that many displaced people were in front of the UNRWA headquarters to get water when the Israeli bombing attack took place.

Mahmoud Abu Diya, a displaced Palestinian, said, “The children were gathered to get water when the site they were at was bombed. Nine people, including women and children, were killed. This is what happened. We were safe, when suddenly the place was struck with two F-16 missiles.”

Earlier in the day, al-Aqsa TV reported that eight people were killed in an Israeli airstrike on a house in the al-Sabra neighborhood, southern Gaza, during the early hours of Sunday.

The Palestinian station reported that the number of victims of Israeli attacks on Gaza in less than 24 hours had risen to 56 after an earlier offensive on al-Toffah neighborhood and al-Shatie camp on Saturday left 50 people killed.

According to Gaza’s Health Ministry on Sunday, 37,598 Palestinians have been killed and 86,032 others wounded since the start of the Israeli war on the enclave on October 7, 2023.