International Desk : At least 30 people have been killed in an Israeli bombing on a refugee camp in central Gaza late Saturday.
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Health ministry spokesperson Ashraf Al-Qudra said in a statement "More than 30 (dead) arrived at Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital in Deir Al-Balah in the massacre committed by the occupation in Al-Maghazi camp in the central Gaza Strip."
Hamas said in a statement posted on Telegram that Israel had "directly" bombed citizens' homes, adding that most of the dead were women and children.
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An Israeli military spokesperson said that they were looking into whether the Israel Defense Forces had been operating in the area at the time of the bombing.
Israel has vowed to destroy Hamas in punishment for its brutal October 7 attack on communities and military outposts near the Gaza border, which it says killed more than 1,400 people, mainly civilians. More than 240 Israeli and foreign hostages were also abducted during the attack.
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The health ministry in Gaza said more than 9,480 Gazans, mostly women and children, have been killed in Israeli strikes and the intensifying ground campaign.
Defense Minister Yoav Gallant said Israeli forces were fighting "hard" in Gaza. He said they were "operating from south and north (of Gaza City) and have entered populated areas".
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