A field hospital and caregivers from Jordan, the first of its kind since the start of the war, entered Gaza on Monday, which has been relentlessly bombarded by Israel for 45 days, medical officials in the Palestinian territory said.
Forty trucks containing the equipment of this hospital and 170 Jordanian caregivers and technicians entered from Egypt through the Rafah crossing, the only opening to the world in the Gaza Strip which is not held by Israel, these officials specified.
Israeli forces “expanded” their operations against Hamas in the north of the Gaza Strip again on Monday against a backdrop of talks aimed at freeing hostages in the hands of the Islamist movement in exchange for a truce in the fighting.
Violent fighting took place on Sunday in the center of Gaza City with Israeli tank fire responding to rocket launchers from Palestinian fighters, and airstrikes intensified in the evening.-
An AFP journalist on site heard a succession of close aerial bombardments and saw columns of smoke rising above the Jabaliya refugee camp.-
According to the Hamas Ministry of Health, 41 members of the same family died in an Israeli strike on their house in Jabaliya. The Palestinian Wafa agency reported a strike during the night on the Indonesian hospital, north of Gaza city, while Hamas reported bombardments by Israeli tanks.
The Israeli army claimed to continue “to expand its operations into new neighborhoods in the Gaza Strip“, particularly in the Jabaliya sector. Five soldiers were killed, bringing to 64 the number of soldiers killed in Gaza since the start of the war, the army said.
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