‘Screams under the rubble’
At least 42 Palestinians, including a 1-year-old baby and a 3-year-old toddler, were killed in an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City early on Sunday morning. Dozens remained trapped under the rubble of collapsed buildings in Gaza City’s upscale al-Rimal neighborhood, according to the Palestinian Civil Defense organization. Paramedics and rescue crews continued to seek to extract the dead and survivors.
The Hamas military infrastructure was under civilian homes, according to the spokesperson, who declined to say whether the IDF was aware of how many civilian casualties such a strike would cause.
Israel has said it does not target civilians. According to the Israeli military, most of those killed in Gaza since the start of the current round of violence were either members of terror groups or were killed by errant Palestinian rockets.