In Gaza, 67 Palestinians including Gaza City Commander, Bassem Issa and sixteen children have been martyred in heavy bombardment by Israeli forces.

Gaza’s Ministry of Health said more than 300 others have been wounded.

The Israeli strikes also destroyed police headquarters and other security buildings.

Meanwhile, the accountability programme director of Defense for Children International-Palestine, Ayed Abu Eqtaish, in a statement has accused Israeli forces of showing near-complete disregard for international law, deploying explosive weapons and attacking densely-populated civilian areas in Gaza.