200 killed in Israeli Gaza attacks in Khan Younis in 24 hrs

The Palestinian Health Ministry says nearly 200 people were killed and more than 350 others wounded in the incessant Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip in the 24 hours between Monday and Tuesday afternoon.

The Health Ministry announced in a statement on Telegram and said the casualties took place after Israeli airstrikes targeting various parts of the Gaza Strip, particularly Khan Yunis in the south.

"At least 195 people were killed and another 354 were wounded in the past 24 hours," the Health Ministry said in a statement on Telegram, adding that some dead bodies remained under the rubble and medical workers were unable to retrieve them.

The ministry stressed that most of the Palestinians killed or injured during the latest Israeli aggression were women and children.

Khan Younis, the largest city in the south of the Strip, has been the focus of the regime’s latest strikes.

The casualties come as the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) said the Israeli regime had ordered almost 90,000 residents and 425,000 displaced people to leave a 4sq-kilometer residential area in Khan Younis.

The UNOCHA said the massive clearance order in Khan Younis would affect 24 UN shelters for people displaced by Israel’s war, three hospitals, which represent 20 percent of all partially, still-functioning medical centers in Gaza, and three other health clinics.

Israeli troops earlier raided the al-Kheir Hospital in the west of Khan Younis, arrested staff, and ordered civilians at the hospital to move further south.

Heavy Israeli bombardments were also reported near three hospitals in Khan Younis – Nasser, al-Amal, and al-Aqsa hospitals – as fighting between the Israeli occupation forces and Palestinian Resistance rages across much of the besieged territory.

The Israeli regime launched its devastating war in the Gaza Strip on October 7 after the territory’s Hamas-led Palestinian Resistance groups carried out a surprise retaliatory attack, dubbed Operation Al-Aqsa Storm, against the occupying entity.

The relentless Israeli military campaign against Gaza has killed more than 25,500 people, most of them children and women. Over 62,000 individuals have also been wounded.

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