Gaza war: Fresh Israeli strikes hit Jabaliya refugee camp, many feared dead

Bombardments concentrated on Khan Younis and Rafah: Reports

Israel Gaza war Palestinians check the damages after an Israeli strike in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip | AFP

Israel has again intensified its attacks on Gaza that has led to hundreds of people in southern Gaza to flee. Fresh strikes, reportedly, on Jabaliya Refugee camp has left "tens of people killed and more buried under the rubble".

According to local media reports: ‘A residential square containing at least 300 people, half of whom are children, was just completely flattened to the ground.”

Reports said that the number of causalities were rapidly increasing due to the densely populated areas.

“The number is rapidly increasing because these are very densely populated areas. It is difficult for rescuers to reach these people. They are also being targeted," said reports.

"The scale of destruction is beyond description," it added. Several IDF soldiers were lightly injured in the attacks as well.

Meanwhile, Israel claims to have destroyed 500 Hamas tunnel shafts in Gaza

"Israel’s military claims to have found about 800 shafts leading to Hamas tunnels and bunkers since the IDF began its Gaza ground operation on 27 October. It said it had destroyed more than half of them," it said.

The tunnel shafts were located in civilian areas, many of which were near or inside civilian buildings and structures, such as schools, kindergartens, mosques and playgrounds.

Amid intensifying attacks, Qatar demanded an "immediate, comprehensive and impartial international investigation," into what its prime minister called Israeli crimes in Gaza.

Bombardments from war planes and artillery concentrated on Khan Younis and Rafah, another city of Gaza's south.

The violence took place despite the United States' call to avoid further harm to Palestinian civilians.

According to the Gaza Health Ministry, over 15,523 people have been killed.

Israeli Strategic Affairs Minister Ron Dermer, speaking to ABC News, said the military pressure was to force Hamas to make a deal on further exchanges of prisoners and hostages.

According to the UN humanitarian agency (OCHA), about 1.8 million people- roughly 75 percent fo Gaza's population are internally displaced.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Saturday that Israel was coordinating with the U.S. and international organisations to define "safe areas" for Gaza civilians.

While the situation of the hospitals in Gaza remains deplorable. The United Nations and aid groups say dozens of medics have been killed since the war began and basic supplies, including fuel to run generators, are running short in hospitals and clinics.

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