The Israeli airstrikes targeted several homes and residential buildings across Gaza, according to a MENA report.


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The final number of casualties has not yet been confirmed by the Palestinian Ministry of Health amid fears that many victims could be buried under the rubble as rescue operations are underway, said WAFA.


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Israeli newspaper, The Jerusalem Post, said the Israeli army assassinated a number of senior members in the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) movement in the airstrike, declaring the launch of Operation Shield and Arrow.

The officials targeted include the commander of the al-Quds Brigades in the northern Gaza Strip, an official responsible for activities in the West Bank and the secretary of the military council in the movement.