Civil Defense: Hundreds of martyrs in Jabalia and the occupation destroyed 300 homes

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The Civil Defense in the northern Gaza Strip announced – today, Sunday – that it had recovered hundreds of martyrs in Jabalia, while others were still under the rubble, stressing that the Israeli occupation army had destroyed more than 300 homes since the beginning of its military operation in the city.

The Israeli army began new incursions 8 days ago into Jabalia and some surrounding areas under heavy fire cover, targeting dozens of homes and infrastructure in the camp, which is inhabited by hundreds of thousands of residents and those displaced from the northern areas of the Gaza Strip.

The statement confirmed that Kamal Adwan Hospital in the town of Beit Lahia, north of the Gaza Strip, was out of service in light of the Israeli army’s threats and continuous bombing of the hospital’s surroundings.

He stressed that occupation tanks and artillery were firing shells towards Al-Awda Hospital in the Tal Al-Zaatar area in Jabalia.

For his part, Gaza Civil Defense spokesman Mahmoud Basal said, “There are survivors and martyrs under the rubble, which is difficult for us to reach,” due to the intensity of the Israeli bombing.

Basal added in statements to Al Jazeera that the northern Gaza Strip area has become completely “disaster.”

Bombing and clashes

In turn, Al Jazeera’s correspondent said that violent clashes were taking place between resistance fighters and the occupation army on Al-Ajarma Street, coinciding with intense air and artillery bombardment.

For its part, Al-Aqsa Channel said that the occupation aircraft launched fire belts in the areas of Al-Yafawiya, Al-Sanayda, Al-Ternis Street, and “Block 6” in the Jabalia camp, while the occupation artillery intensified its bombardment of the Tal Al-Zaatar area, east of Jabalia.

The occupation army had said – in a statement – that the forces of the Paratroopers Brigade were engaged in fierce fighting in the heart of the Jabalia camp, north of the Gaza Strip, and in places where they had not fought battles previously, and that they had eliminated dozens of militants and found combat means, explosive devices, weapons and mortar shells, as it claimed.

Meanwhile, Israeli media reported that Israeli military commanders admitted that the resistance in Jabalia was intense and much more complicated than it was in Khan Yunis.

In turn, the Al-Qassam Brigades announced that they, in conjunction with the Al-Quds Brigades, targeted the Israeli Operations Command headquarters east of Jabalia with a number of mortar shells.

Al-Qassam also indicated that its fighters targeted two Merkava tanks and a troop carrier east of the city of Jabalia.

The Al-Qassam Brigades broadcast scenes that they said were of the launching of a “SAM-7” missile at an “Apache” helicopter north of the Jabalia refugee camp, north of the Gaza Strip.

Since last October 7, Israel has been waging a war on Gaza that has left more than 114,000 dead and wounded, most of them children and women, and nearly 10,000 missing amid massive destruction and famine that claimed the lives of children and the elderly.

Israel continues the war despite the issuance of a resolution by the UN Security Council to stop the fighting immediately, and despite the fact that the International Court of Justice asked it to take immediate measures to prevent acts of “genocide” and improve the humanitarian situation in Gaza.

Source : Al Jazeera + Agencies + Palestinian press