At least 24 Palestinians have been killed in Israeli air raids on the besieged Gaza Strip, according to the Palestinian health ministry, after Hamas launched rockets from the coastal territory towards Israel..
At least three civilians were killed at dawn, after an Israeli warplane targeted a house in al-Shati’ refugee camp.
A spokesman for the civil defense in Gaza, Raed al-Dahshan, told Al Jazeera that among the three was a woman and a disabled man.
The Gaza health ministry said the death toll from the Israeli attacks has risen to 24 people, including nine children. At least 106 others were wounded.
Translation: Mohammed Nseir from the Gaza Strip has been martyred by an Israeli attack, on the same day his wife gave birth to their child. One heart beats while another stops.
Most of the children belonged to the same extended family. Two siblings, 11-year-old Ibrahim and seven-year-old Marwan, were the only children of Yousef al-Masri.
The children were playing outside their homes before the Ramadan iftar meal in Beit Hanoun, in the northern Gaza Strip, before two explosions rocked the street.
On Monday, schoolteacher Eman Basher paid tribute to Rahaf al-Masri, a 10-year-old girl killed in the attacks.
Translation: Rahaf Mohammed Attallah al-Masri, a Year 4 student in my school. She sat on the first desk next to the classroom door. Her face is sweet, and she’s a hardworking and polite student. Our martyrs are not numbers, and anyone who knows details about those killed should share them.
Earlier Hamas, the ruling entity in Gaza, fired dozens of rockets into Israel, including a barrage that set off air raid sirens as far away as Jerusalem, after hundreds of Palestinians were wounded by Israeli forces which stormed the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem.