According to reports, after a truce between Israel and Hamas lasting seven days, Israel’s renewed attacks on the Gaza Strip have resulted in at least 178 Palestinian casualties.
On Friday, Palestinian media reported that Israeli military aircraft had targeted parts of eastern Khan Yunis and southern areas of the Gaza Strip with heavy bombardment and airstrikes.
The Palestinian Ministry of Health has announced that after the truce, 187 Palestinians have lost their lives in Israeli attacks, with an additional 589 people sustaining injuries.
On the Israeli side, Daniel Haggai, the spokesperson for the Israeli Defense Forces, emphasized the goal of incapacitating Hamas and securing the return of Israeli hostages. He stated that Israel had carried out over 200 strikes on Gaza since the temporary ceasefire.
However, the resumption of hostilities in Gaza has raised concerns among international organizations. Martin Griffiths, the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, has called the current situation in Gaza “unacceptable” and stressed that there is no haven for escape in Gaza.
According to reports, since the start of the conflict between Israel and Hamas, more than 15,000 Palestinians, primarily children, have been killed as a result of Israeli attacks.
It’s worth noting that on Friday, the temporary ceasefire in Gaza, mediated by Qatar, came to an end after the exchange of Israeli hostages and Palestinian prisoners.
Meanwhile, both sides in the conflict, Israel and Gaza, have accused each other of initiating the war and violating the temporary ceasefire.