Death toll from Israeli airstrikes on Gaza Strip climbs to 67
Published: 10:19 AM, 13 May 2021 Updated: 10:24 AM, 13 May 2021
Israeli forces have continued the series of airstrikes in the besieged Gaza Strip; Photo: Collected
Israeli forces continue the series of airstrikes in the besieged Gaza Strip. At least 67 Palestinians, including 17 children and six women, have been killed in these continuous attacks carrying since Monday. Another 365 people, including 86 children and 39 women, were seriously wounded, reports Qatar-based Al Jazeera, citing Gaza’s health authorities.
Three Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank. Another 335 people were injured, confirmed Gaza health authorities, saying that the Israeli occupation forces also bombed Gaza's “police headquarters and security building.”
Six Israelis, including a child, were killed in a rocket attack by the military wing Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, targeting Israel. One of them is an Israeli soldier. Besides, 100 people were injured in the Hamas attack. The Israeli military says Gaza has fired about “1,500 rockets” into various parts of the country.
Al Jazeera reports that Israelis have attacked the Al-Nur Mosque in Israel’s Arab-majority city of Lod. The Israeli government has declared a state of emergency there. One-third of the 77,000 people in the city of Lod are Palestinians.
Russia has called for an “immediate end to all repression” in Palestine. China has called on both countries to refrain from any loss of life or property.
The Israeli occupation forces launched a series of airstrikes in the Gaza Strip on the evening of May 10, local time. On the first day of the attack, 20 people, including three children, were killed. On the second day, it climbed to 26 people. The death toll could rise further, according to various international media outlets.