Khan Younis: Killed in an airstrike in southern Gaza

The deaths followed an Israeli air strike on Sunday in Khan Younis, a town in the southern Gaza Strip. Doctors Without Borders reports that at least 70 people have died at Nasser Hospital. The clinic had previously said at least 47 people had been killed. Information cannot be independently verified.

Dozens of patients, including many children and teenagers, had to be treated for severe burns, Doctors Without Borders said, citing its staff at the clinic. The Israeli military initially did not release reports of attacks in the southern Gaza Strip. Israel accuses Hamas of using civilian facilities and civilians as protective shields.

Earlier the city of Khan Younis was attacked. According to Palestinian reports, at least 26 people were killed and more than 20 were seriously injured.

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A photographer told a German press agency that several body bags were lined up at the clinic. Christophe Garnier, Médecins Sans Frontières’ program manager in southern Gaza, said: “The medical need is enormous.” He said the group was ready to expand its operations, but to do so it needed “basic security guarantees and unfettered access to medical and humanitarian supplies,” and called for a ceasefire:

In Gaza, people in Khan Yunis were asked to evacuate parts of the city and seek safety. ZDF reporter Henriette de Maziere reports.

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Israeli Defense Minister Jove Galant announced on Saturday that attacks in the Gaza Strip will soon expand to the south. For more than a month, the army has been calling on northern residents to flee to a southern zone west of Khan Yunis on the Mediterranean Sea. More recently, residents of Khan Yunis were also called to leave for the first time.

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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Dürk has criticized the Israeli army for distributing leaflets urging people to shelter in the wake of the Middle East conflict in Khan Younis. But it’s not: “Nowhere in the Gaza Strip is safe,” says Turk.

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