International Desk : At least 55 killed after Israel’s overnight air raids in Gaza, authorities in the besieged enclave said, marking an escalation in Israel’s air campaign in advance of an expected ground invasion.
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The Hamas government press office said that “more than 55” people were killed in Saturday night’s attacks.
The casualties add to the more than 4,300 Palestinians, mostly civilians, who have been killed in Israel’s bombing campaign on Gaza, according to Gaza’s Ministry of Health.
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Israel has pledged to eliminate Hamas after the armed group’s October 7 attacks inside the country, which Israeli officials say killed more than 1,400 people, mostly civilians.
Israeli air raids have damaged or destroyed 40 percent of Gaza’s housing, according to the United Nations, reducing much of the enclave to ruins.
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Israel has ordered 1.1 million Palestinians in Gaza to evacuate southwards as it readies for a ground incursion into the enclave for the first time in nearly a decade.
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