Israeli occupation forces bombed a kindergarten late last night in the city of Rafah, south of the Gaz Strip, killing multiple civilians, including two young children, and leaving dozens injured, according to the local health authorities.
The kindergarten had been serving as a refuge for displaced individuals fleeing the Israeli aerial and ground onslaught in other parts of the enclave.
Simultaneously, Israeli warplanes targeted a residential area in Deir al-Balah, situated in the central Gaza Strip, resulting in additional casualties and numerous injuries among the local population.
Further, Israeli forces struck a house belonging to the Masran family in the Nuseirat refugee camp, located in central Gaza. The city of Khan Yunis was also hit by multiple airstrikes, causing further harm and destruction.
Preliminary reports indicate that the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip since October 7 has led to the tragic loss of more than 27,238 lives, with the majority being innocent civilians. Additionally, over 66,451 individuals have been injured during this period.
As a devastating consequence, nearly 2 million people have been forcibly displaced from various regions across the Gaza Strip. The majority of those displaced have sought refuge in the densely populated southern city of Rafah, near the border with Egypt. This mass displacement represents the largest exodus in Palestine since the Nakba of 1948.