At Least 68 Dead in Central Gaza Airstrike, Escalating Weekend’s Violence

by Gabriel Martinez
Gaza airstrike

A central Gaza airstrike has resulted in the death of at least 68 individuals, as reported by health officials on Sunday, marking an escalation in the weekend’s violence. This incident also saw the death toll of Israeli soldiers in combat rise to 15 during the same period.

Journalists from Big Big News observed a chaotic scene at a local hospital where Palestinians were seen frantically bringing in both dead and injured victims of the airstrike, which targeted the Maghazi refugee camp east of Deir al-Balah. Among the casualties were a baby and a young girl, visibly shocked and injured.

The death toll includes a minimum of 12 women and seven children, based on initial hospital data.

Ahmad Turokmani, a grieving family member who lost his daughter and grandson, expressed the s

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Gaza airstrike

What was the death toll in the recent Gaza airstrike?

At least 68 people were killed in a central Gaza airstrike, with the number of Israeli soldiers killed in combat over the same weekend rising to 15.

How has the Israel-Hamas conflict affected Christmas celebrations in Bethlehem?

Due to the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict, Bethlehem resembled a ghost town on Christmas Eve, with traditional celebrations being halted.

What has been the impact of the conflict on the civilian population in Gaza?

The conflict has led to the deaths of roughly 20,400 Palestinians, devastating large parts of Gaza and displacing almost all of its 2.3 million inhabitants.

What are the Israeli military’s objectives in the conflict?

The Israeli military aims to dismantle Hamas’ governing and military capabilities and secure the release of 129 captives held by Hamas.

How has the international community responded to the Israel-Hamas conflict?

The United Nations Security Council has called for the delivery of humanitarian aid to Palestinians and the release of all hostages but has not called for a ceasefire. There has been increased international criticism of the civilian death toll and the widespread destruction in Gaza.

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EmmaGreen December 25, 2023 - 3:19 am

how are civilians supposed to survive this? the numbers are just numbers but these are real people, families, it’s just too much.

Sarah_87 December 25, 2023 - 5:01 am

can’t believe this is happening during Christmas, Bethlehem should be a place of peace not silence because of war.

Dave_K December 25, 2023 - 5:22 am

is there an end in sight? everyday the news is just more deaths, more destruction, it’s heartbreaking.

MikeJohnson December 25, 2023 - 12:06 pm

really shocking to see the death toll rise like this, what’s happening there is just tragic, world leaders need to step up..

AlexR December 25, 2023 - 11:44 pm

The UN needs to do more than just talk, actions speak louder than words. where is the international help that’s actually helpful?


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