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Israeli forces bombard surrounding areas of Nuseirat refugee camp in central Gaza

Xinhua | Updated: 2024-04-11 16:21

File photo: Palestinians inspect the site of an Israeli strike on a residential building at Nuseirat refugee camp in central Gaza Strip, March 20, 2024. [Photo/Agencies]

GAZA - Israeli forces have conducted intensive bombardments in the vicinity of the Nuseirat refugee camp in central Gaza since Wednesday night, resulting in casualties, local sources told Xinhua on Thursday.

Palestinian security sources said that the Israeli army executed extensive firing operations to the north of the Nuseirat camp. Additionally, Israeli aircraft bombed two mosques located west and north of the camp, as well as several residential towers. Israeli artillery also fired numerous shells targeting homes, apartments, and agricultural lands on the outskirts of the camp.

The sources explained that the bombing resulted in the killing of at least five Palestinians and the wounding of others, noting that fierce battles are ongoing between the Palestinian militants and the Israeli forces on the outskirts of Nuseirat.

Meanwhile, Israel Defense Forces announced in a statement on Thursday that Israeli soldiers have launched military operations in these areas.

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