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Just In: More than 200 targets hit, over 175 killed as Israeli resumes offensive in Gaza resumes

Dec. 1, 2023

Just In: More than 200 targets hit, over 175 killed as Israeli resumes offensive in Gaza resumes

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Dozens of Palestinians have been killed since Israel resumed attacks on Gaza after expiration of truce, according to health officials.

Israeli army drops leaflets telling people in parts of already bombarded and densely populated southern Gaza to evacuate to nearby areas, signalling an expanding offensive.

Israeli army says it has hit more than 200 targets so far on Friday, killing hundreds of people and several hundreds wounded.

The strikes, began as the truce expired at 7am local time (05:00 GMT).

In a statement, the army said that its ground, air and naval forces struck targets in both the north and south of the Gaza Strip, including in the southern cities of Khan Younis and Rafah.

Footage verified international media shows numerous plumes of smoke in the sky from Israeli army strikes on Khan Younis.

Khan Younis in southern Gaza is where thousands of Palestinians have fled from bombing farther north.

MSF says Gaza’s al-Awda Hospital ‘damaged’ in Israeli blast.

Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres, or MSF) says northern Gaza’s al-Awda Hospital, where its staff works, came under attack and was damaged hours after the truce ended.

In a post on X, MSF said it is one of the only hospitals functioning in the battered northern region.

It added the hospital never stopped treating patients since October 7 despite coming under attack “several times”. MSF said that the hospital received more than 50 injured individuals today.

Al-Awda Hospital is running “dangerously low on medical supplies”, it said, and reiterated calls for a ceasefire.

Israeli air strikes hit a home and destroyed adjacent buildings in Khan Younis, leaving several people under the rubble.

A spokesperson for the Rafah border crossing says the entrance of trucks carrying much-needed aid has stopped due to the resumption of Israeli strikes.

The Israeli army says five members of its security forces have been wounded due to a mortar strike around the southern community of Nirim.

Barrage of rockets from the Gaza Strip has also been sent towards central Israel, this time just a little bit south of Tel Aviv.

These areas were repeatedly targeted by the Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, during this war.

"On day 56 since the truce expired, we’re continuously seeing rocket fire directed towards places like Tel Aviv and central Israel."

The Israelis said the Iron Dome missile defence system has intercepted those missiles, "but in the morning, we saw damage to several vehicles and one home in a southern area after the Iron Dome failed to intercept one of those rockets.

When sirens go off in Israel, the farther people are from the Gaza Strip, the more time they have to enter a shelter.

As advised by Israeli authorities, in Tel Aviv, people have about a minute to a minute and a half to take cover, but closer to the Gaza Strip, people have about 15 to 30 seconds.

The Iron Dome system does have a high success rate, but authorities advise people to shelter because the problem comes after interception when shrapnel falls and can cause injuries and death.

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