Israel has launched an airstrike on the Burez refugee camp in the besieged Palestinian territory of Gaza. At least 15 people have been killed.
The death toll took place after an airstrike on a residential building in the refugee camp on Thursday.
Apart from this, many people are still trapped under the rubble. This is the third attack on the Gaza refugee camp in the last few days. Aljazeera news
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According to the report, 15 people were killed in an Israeli airstrike in Gaza’s Burez refugee camp.
A spokesman for the Gaza Civil Defense said the casualties occurred when a residential building was struck in the camp in central Gaza on Thursday, and residents reported many people trapped under the rubble.
A survivor of the attack told Al Jazeera, ‘My family and I were sitting when suddenly we heard a huge explosion. Everything was flying around us. We saw nothing but dust and smoke. There was a massive attack, the entire area was destroyed within a second.’
Pointing to the rubble, he said, ‘That was my house. Now it is completely destroyed. I don’t know what to say. We are helpless.’
Al Jazeera says the Burez camp is a relatively small refugee camp, located in the middle of the Gaza Strip. The camp is home to approximately 46,000 Palestinian refugees registered with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA).
Israel has launched numerous attacks on refugee camps inside Gaza over the past several days. They are also often located in what are known to be some of the most densely populated areas of the landlocked territory.
Israel says it is targeting commanders of the armed Palestinian group Hamas. However, most of the victims of Israeli attacks are civilians.
The Palestinian Authority says Israel’s indiscriminate bombing has killed more than 9,000 people and displaced more than half of Gaza’s population.