Israel Attacks Northern And Southern Gaza
Israeli airstrikes hit Gaza City’s YMCA headquarters, reportedly causing casualties among hundreds of displaced residents. The WAFA news agency mentioned around three dozen people killed in Jabalia, but health officials couldn’t confirm.
The health ministry cited challenges due to Israel’s ground offensive and attacks on medical facilities. Rescue workers believed some remained trapped under rubble. Gaza residents reported intense fighting in various areas, describing the region as a “ball of fire.” President Biden’s adviser urged Israel to narrow its campaign, while Israeli officials expressed determination to eradicate Hamas.
US-Israel disagreement on timing was acknowledged. An Israeli military official stated that three hostages were mistakenly killed, holding a white flag, in an area with deceptive tactics by Hamas fighters. The incident violated Israel’s rules of engagement.