Gazan officials say Sunday was ‘deadliest day’

Gazan officials say Sunday was 'deadliest day'
Rescuers in Gaza have spent much of the day searching through the debris of the strikes. Source: EPA
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Daily US Times: Sunday was the deadliest day in Gaza since the current fighting with Israel began, Palestinian officials say.

Officials in Gaza said more than 40 people were killed in the latest Israeli air strikes on Gaza, which is the deadliest since the latest conflict began.

According to Israel’s army, Palestinian militants have fired more than 3,000 rockets at Israel over the past week.

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has warned that further fighting could plunge the region into an “uncontainable crisis”.

Mr Guterres pleaded for an immediate end to the “utterly appalling” violence.

Israeli warplanes launched 80 air strikes on several areas of Gaza City early on Monday, shortly after Hamas militants fired a barrage of rockets at southern Israel.

The UN has also warned of fuel shortages in Gaza which could lead to hospitals and other important facilities losing power.

UN deputy special co-ordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Lynn Hastings said that she had appealed to Israeli authorities to allow the UN to bring in fuel and supplies but was told it was not safe.

Gaza officials said 42 people, including 10 children and 16 women, died in Sunday’s Israeli air strikes.

Israel said 10 people, including two children, have been killed in rocket attacks on Israel since the fighting began last Monday, Israel said.

The overall death toll in Gaza now stands at 188 people, including 33 women and 55 children, with 1,230 injured, according to the Hamas-controlled health ministry.

Israeli military says dozens of militants are among the dead.

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