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Palestinians search for casualties a day after Israeli strikes on houses in Jabalia refugee camp. [Mohammed Al-Masri/Reuters]
Israeli air strikes targeted Jabalia, Gaza’s largest refugee camp, for the second time in two days on Wednesday. As rescue workers clawed through the rubble and footage showed smoke billowing above the camp, there was no immediate confirmation on the number of casualties.
In Tuesday’s attack, the Hamas-run health ministry said that more than 50 people were killed. Israel claimed to have killed a Hamas commander in that strike.
The densely populated camp in the north of the besieged enclave covers an area of 1.4 square kilometers (0.5 sq miles). According to the United Nations, there are some 116,000 registered refugees in the camp.
UN humanitarian chief Martin Griffiths denounced the Jabalia strike after a two-day visit to Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories.
“This is just the latest atrocity to befall the people of Gaza where the fighting has entered an even more terrifying phase, with increasingly dreadful humanitarian consequences,” Griffiths said in a statement.
He said “The world seems unable, or unwilling, to act”, adding “This cannot go on. We need a step change.”
Griffiths said: “We need the warring parties to agree to pauses in the fighting” so that desperately needed aid can get into the Palestinian territory of 2.3 million people.
At least 8,796 Palestinians have been killed in Israeli attacks in Gaza since October 7.
Jabalia refugee camp in Gaza has been bombarded for a second time in less than 24 hours. [Mohammed Al-Masri/Reuters]
Jabalia is one of the largest refugee camps in the Gaza Strip. The densely populated camp in the north of the besieged enclave covers an area of only 1.4 sq km (0.5 sq miles). According to the UN, there are some 116,000 registered refugees in the camp.Mohammed Al-Masri/Reuters