Israeli airstrikes kill 40 Palestinians in 24 hours


Some 40 more Palestinians have been killed in Israel’s ongoing airstrikes on the besieged Gaza Strip over the past 24 hours.

This comes after Israeli warplanes targeted several residential areas of the besieged enclave.

Palestinian officials say at least three people including a woman were killed on the seventh day of Israeli airstrikes on Monday. Two of the victims died of injuries sustained in the air raids on Sunday.

The latest deaths bring the number of Palestinians killed in the Israeli bombardment to 175. Latest figures show over 1,270 others have been also injured in the ongoing Israeli assaults.

Gazan homes, mosques and schools are also being targeted by the Israeli army operations. According to the Gaza-based Palestinian Center for Human Rights, more than three-quarters of the victims are civilians.

Meanwhile, the Arab League is urging the international community to end Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip. The League’s foreign ministers are due to hold a meeting on the crisis later on Monday.

The Arab League has affirmed the necessity of urgent actions to end the Israeli aggression and provide protection for the Palestinians.

In another development on Monday, people across the world have voiced their anger over Israel’s offensive in the Gaza Strip.

In Paris, police fired tear gas to disperse demonstrators who threw projectiles at officers. Thousands of people attended another rally in the French city of Lille. Protesters described the Israeli raids as disproportionate and against the civilian population.

The demonstrators said Israel must be boycotted over its “racist behavior.”

Similar protests were held near the White House in Washington DC, in the southern Pakistani port city of Karachi, as well as in Indian capital, New Delhi, and the Indian-administered Kashmir.



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