Israel’s Gaza bombardment targets crowded south, marking evacuation orders

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In the first day after Israel resumed bombardment of Gaza as the truce agreement ended on Friday, the Israeli military said it struck over 400 targets while international humanitarian groups decried continued violence.

On Saturday, Israel targeted areas in the densely populated south of Gaza, while the United States have urged Israeli officials to do more to protects the innocent civilians in Gaza, as it moves with their plan to eradicate Hamas.

“We will continue the war until we achieve all its goals, and it’s impossible to achieve those goals without the ground operation,” said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during an address on Saturday night.

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Israel’s offensive included more than 50 strikes in the city of Khan Younis and surrounding areas in the southern half of Gaza, said the military.

Several houses and building were hit. In one of the strike which hit a house in the city of Deir al-Balah, at least nine people were killed, three of them were children, according to hospital where the bodies of the deceased were taken.

At least 200 Palestinians were killed in the day since the fighting resumed, according to Hamas run Gaza Ministry of Health.