Middle East

24 killed by Israeli army in Gaza

GAZA — At least 24 people were killed overnight when the Israeli army targeted two houses in northern and central Gaza, the media reported.

A total of 16 Palestinians, including 10 children, were killed and several others injured after the Israeli army shelled a house in the center of Gaza City on Wednesday night, Palestinian official news agency WAFA said on Thursday.

At dawn on Thursday, the forces targeted a house in the Nuseirat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip, killing at least eight, Xinhua news agency reported.

The Israel Defense Forces said in a statement that its operational activities targeting “terrorists” would continue throughout the Gaza Strip. — (IANS)