Gaza death toll rises to 24 in Israeli attacks...

Gaza death toll rises to 24 in Israeli attacks

 International Desk

 Published: 11:57 AM, 7 August 2022   Updated: 08:27 PM, 7 August 2022



The death toll in Israel’s attack on the besieged Palestinian Gaza Strip has risen to 24. At least 203 people were injured during the two days of firing, according to the Gaza health ministry.

On Saturday (August 6), attacks were carried out throughout the day in Gaza. It is known that the country began to attack civilians and installations across the Gaza Strip, including Jabalia. The dead included 6 children, a 23-year-old woman and a commander of a Palestinian armed group.

Meanwhile, members of Palestinian armed groups fired rockets at various Israeli installations including Tel Aviv in response to the airstrikes.

Palestinian militants fired more than 400 rockets at Israel - most of them intercepted, setting off air raid sirens and sending people running to bomb shelters. There were no reports of serious casualties, the Israeli ambulance service said.

Meanwhile, Egypt is trying to mediate between Israel and Palestine to reduce the tension caused by the death toll in the air strike. A statement from the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that efforts are being made to protect people’s lives and property in Gaza. Cairo is in close contact with both sides for this. The statement did not say anything else.

The latest attack in Gaza came in May 2021 after 11 consecutive days of armed conflict. At that time, dozens of Israelis and more than two hundred Palestinians were killed.

The United States said on Saturday that it fully supported Israel’s right to defend itself and urged all sides to avoid further escalation, while Iran, which backs Islamic Jihad, said Israel will “pay a heavy price” for the latest attacks.

United Nations and European Union Middle East envoys have also expressed concern about the violence.

Source: Al-Jazeera