50 Palestinians killed in Israeli attack on mosque in central Gaza
By News Desk
November 16, 2023 02:10 PM
At least 50 people were killed and dozens more injured by an Israeli strike that hit a mosque in the Al-Sabra neighbourhood of the central Gaza Strip, Middle East Eye reported citing Palestinian news agency, Wafa.
The wire service said the Israeli warplanes targeted a mosque in the Sabra neighborhood in the centre of the Strip, killing around 50 people, in addition to dozens of wounded.
It also reported that three civilians were killed and dozens of others injured in an Israeli airstrike targeting the Malaysian school in the Nuseirat refugee camp in the central Strip.
Three gunmen attacked a checkpoint near Jerusalem on Thursday, Israeli police said, wounding several people before the attackers were "neutralised".
Four people suffered gunshot wounds, including one who was critically injured, said the emergency medical service Magen David Adom in a statement, with another two people lightly wounded.
All those injured were members of security services, according to police.
The attack on a checkpoint guarding access to road tunnels linking the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem came on the 41st day of the war between Israel and Gaza-based Hamas militants.
Israel has vowed to eradicate Hamas in retaliation for the attacks of October 7, which killed 1,200 people, most of them civilians, according to Israeli officials.
Hamas also took around 240 hostages, among them young children and elderly people, officials say.
The Hamas-run health ministry in Gaza says the death toll from the military offensive has now topped 11,500, including thousands of children.