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At least 15 killed, 130 wounded in southern Gaza in Israeli airstrike – TV

According to Al Jazeera TV channel, a residential area of ​​Al Jinein came under fire

CAIRO, December 3. /TASS/. At least 15 people have been killed and 130 more have been wounded in an Israeli strike on an apartment bloc east of the city of Rafah near the Gaza Strip’s border with Egypt, the Al Jazeera television channel reported.

According to the TV channel, coming under fire was the al-Jineina neighborhood. No further details were given.

Tensions flared up again in the Middle East on October 7 after militants from the Gaza Strip-based radical Palestinian group Hamas launched a surprise incursion on Israeli territory, killing many Israeli kibbutz residents living near the Gaza border and abducting more than 200 Israelis, including women, children and the elderly. Hamas described its attack as a response to Israeli authorities’ aggressive actions against the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem’s Old City. Israel declared a total blockade of the Gaza Strip and launched bombardments of the enclave and some areas in Lebanon and Syria, as well as a ground operation against Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Clashes are also reported in the West Bank.

On November 22, Hamas announced an agreement with Israel, which was brokered by Egypt and Qatar, on a four-day humanitarian truce in the Gaza Strip, which took effect on November 24. However, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said on the morning of December 1 that Hamas had violated the truce in Gaza and opened fire on Israeli territory, thus prompting the IDF to resume combat operations in the Gaza Strip.