Israeli air strikes targeted residential areas in Khan Younis, southern Gaza, resulting in the tragic loss of at least 28 Palestinian lives on Saturday.
The strikes, including one in the Hamad neighbourhood, primarily impacted children, leaving dozens wounded. The Nasser Medical Complex in the south received 26 bodies and 23 individuals with serious injuries following the strikes.
In recent weeks, Israeli bombardments have also intensified in the south.
Residents in Khuzaa, Abassan, Bani Suheila and al-Qarara in eastern Khan Younis, the biggest city in southern Gaza, said Israeli aircraft dropped thousands of leaflets overnight on Wednesday and early on Thursday, warning them to leave.
The leaflets read; “For your safety, you need to evacuate your places of residence immediately and head to known shelters. Anyone near terrorists or their facilities puts their life at risk, and every house used by terrorists will be targeted.”