Plume of smoke visible from al-Aqsa hospital after airstrike in central Gaza Strip

(15 Apr 2024)

Deir al-Balah, Gaza Strip – 15 April 2024
1. Various of plume of smoke rising near al-Aqsa hospital
A plume of smoke was visible from outside the al-Aqsa hospital after an airstrike in central Gaza Strip on Monday.

The strike hit between Deir al Balah and Zawaida.

The Health Ministry in Gaza said on Monday that the death toll in the strip has risen to 33,797 since the war began on Oct. 7.

The ministry doesn’t differentiate between civilians and combatants, but said two thirds of the dead are children and women.

Another 76,456 were wounded in the war, the ministry said.

The ministry said many casualties remain under the rubble and first responders have been unable to retrieve them amid the relentless bombing.

Israel launched its war on Hamas after the militant group’s complex attack on southern Israel on Oct. 7.

Israeli authorities say 1,200 people, mostly civilians, were killed and roughly 250 people taken hostage in the attack.

Israel says it has killed 12,000 militants in its offensive, without providing evidence.


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