The health ministry in Gaza has reported that an Israeli strike on Saturday targeted a school where displaced people were sheltering, killing 16 Palestinians, including women and children. The ministry condemned the strike as an “odious massacre” and noted that another 50 injured people were taken to hospital from the UN-run Al-Jawni School at Nuseirat in central Gaza.

Earlier, paramedics reported that 10 people, including three journalists, were killed in a strike on a house in Nuseirat. Additionally, the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, announced that two of its workers were killed in a strike at Al-Bureij in central Gaza, where the agency maintains a large food warehouse.

In northern Gaza, at least six Palestinian civilians were killed in an Israeli air raid on Gaza City’s Sheikh Radwan neighbourhood. Three more bodies were recovered from a bombed house in the al-Mina neighbourhood of the northern city, according to Gaza authorities.

In central Gaza, Israeli occupational forces struck a home in the town of al-Zawayda, near Deir el-Balah, and killed at least six more Palestinians. The bodies of three handcuffed Palestinians were also reportedly recovered east of Rafah.

The Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital in central Gaza is overwhelmed with the dead and wounded after an Israeli attack on the Nuseirat refugee camp killed 16 people and injured 75 others, hospital officials said.

In Israel, activists have staged “a day of disruption” to mark nine months since the start of Israel’s 7 October genocide in Gaza. They are pressuring the government to call for elections and to secure the return of Israeli captives by ending its military offensive in Gaza.

Since 7 October, Israeli occupational forces have killed 38,153 Palestinians, most of them innocent women and children, and wounded 87,828 others.