Israel expands ground offensive: civilian casualties mount in southern Gaza



It has been an incredibly challenging night for Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, especially those in Khan Younis and Rafah cities, and the 1.5 million evacuees directed south by the Israeli military to avoid northern Gaza air strikes. Continuous heavy artillery shelling, and relentless and widespread bombardment have ravaged the eastern side of Khan Younis, leaving the majority of homes and public facilities in ruins. Residents faced evacuation orders amid intense bombardment, leading to difficulties for ambulances attempting to reach stranded individuals, as they were shot at while trying to rescue the injured or retrieve the deceased during the night and early morning hours. Al Jazeera’s Hani Mahmoud joins us live from Khan Younis in southern Gaza for the latest updates. Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/AJEnglish Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ Check out our Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/aljazeeraenglish/ Download AJE Mobile App: https://aje.io/AJEMobile #Palestine #Gaza #GazaAirRaids #GazaAirStrikes #GazaUnderAttack #GazaHumanitarianCrisis #Israel #IsraelHamasWar #GazaWar #IsraelWar #IsraelPalestineWar #IsraelHamasWar #IsraelGazaWar #GazaHospitals #GazaHumanitarianCrisis #KhanYounis #Rafah #GazaBombardment #GazaHospitals #SaveGaza #prayforgaza
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