Over 100 Palestinians killed in Israeli bombing within hours after Gaza truce ends

Over 100 Palestinians killed in Israeli bombing within hours after Gaza truce ends

Gaza (Web Desk/Agencies): More than 100 people were killed on Friday after a truce between Israel and Hamas expired and the former resumed it's brutal military campaign.

In a statement The ministry has also tallied "dozens of wounded in airstrikes on civilians," it said in a statement.

Earlier in the day, at least 32 Palestinians were killed and dozens of others injured in Israeli airstrikes within first few hours of attack.

"Within three hours after the humanitarian pause ended, the death toll of Palestinians killed in Israeli attacks climbed to 32," the Gazan Health Ministry said in a statement.

"Dozens of people, mostly women and children, were injured," it added.

Medical teams were struggling with the large number of wounded, Health Ministry spokesperson Ashraf al-Qudra said in a statement.

"The wounded are lying on the floor in emergency departments and in front of operating rooms as a result of overcrowding," he said.

The pause between Israel and Hamas, which went into effect on Nov. 24, ended on Friday morning.

Heavy gunfire and Israeli artillery shelling in the eastern Gaza Strip resumed soon after the humanitarian pause ended, according to an Anadolu Agency (AA) correspondent on the ground.

There were also reports of clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinian resistance groups in northern and central Gaza, the correspondent added.

Israel resumed bombing on Gaza after peace truce between Israeli and Palestinian authorities expired today.

The seven-day pause, which began on November 24 and was extended twice, had allowed for the exchange of dozens of hostages held in Gaza for hundreds of Palestinian prisoners and facilitated the entry of humanitarian aid into the shattered coastal strip.

Sounds of explosions were also heard in the south, which the Israeli authorities had claimed safe for civilians.

Combat resumed shortly after Israel's army said it had intercepted a rocket fired from Gaza, the first from the territory since a missile launched minutes into the start of the truce on November 24.

Sirens warning of potential missile fire sounded around several communities near Gaza in the hour after the fighting resumed, and Israeli authorities said they were restarting security measures in the area including closing schools.

On the other hand, international media, quoting a source with knowledge of the talks, said that Qatari-Egyptian negotiations with both Israel and Hamas are continuing.
"Qatari and Egyptian mediators have been in contact with both sides since fighting resumed in Gaza on Friday, the source said."

More than 15,000 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza since October 7. In Israel, the official death toll stands at about 1,200.