The Israeli air force launched airstrikes on 100 targets in the southern Gaza Strip over a period of 24 hours. The Palestinian state news agency Wafa confirmed overnight casualties in Khan Younis, Bureij, Juhor ad-Dik, and Nuseirat.

As per official statements, the death toll from Israeli attacks since 7 October has risen to 20,674, with 54,536 people reported wounded. The conflict has escalated to a point where Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in a controversial move, expressed readiness to encourage Palestinians in Gaza to leave the enclave. This statement has drawn strong condemnation from Palestinian groups. Netanyahu declared that the war would persist.

At least seven Palestinians were killed in relentless Israeli bombings near Khan Younis. The Nasser Medical Complex is inundated with the wounded. Despite Israeli military directives designating Rafah as a “safe zone,” displaced Palestinians find no safety, as strikes persist.

The central Gaza Strip, including Bureij, Nuseirat, and Maghazi refugee camps, remains a focal point for ongoing Israeli airstrikes and bombardments, exacerbating the humanitarian crisis in the region.

Meanwhile, Israeli forces detained at least 55 individuals in the occupied West Bank, according to statements from the Commission of Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs and the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society. The raids, spanning across various regions of the occupied West Bank, including Nablus, Tubas, and Tulkarem, were confirmed by prisoner rights groups. The detainees were apprehended during the operations.

The commission issued a joint statement expressing concern over the widespread detentions. The total number of arrests made by Israeli forces since 7 October has now reached 4,785, as per the statement.