Israel launched intense airstrikes in southern Gaza
Israel launched intense airstrikes on Khan Yunus in southern Gaza. Residents of Khan Yunus described it as the heaviest bombardment since the start of the war. The Israeli military told people in the eastern part of the city to move further south.
On Sunday (December 3), British media reported this information.
Israel believes some Hamas leaders are in the city, where many civilians fleeing the north are taking refuge, the report said.
Gaza's Hamas-run health ministry said at least 193 people have been killed in the latest Israeli attack.
On Friday the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) launched a renewed offensive against Hamas in Gaza in response to the October 7 attack on Israel.
The Hamas-run health ministry said the death toll in Gaza has now exceeded 15,200.
Israel's bombardment of Gaza has resumed after a temporary ceasefire ended on Friday. The IDF said it hit more than 400 Hamas "terrorist targets" on the first day of the new operation.
Rockets have been fired regularly from Gaza into Israel since the fighting resumed on Saturday evening, with a barrage targeting areas around Tel Aviv and central Israel.
Following the attack, Israel's ambulance service said it treated a 22-year-old man for "minor injuries" to the head in Holon, a town just south of Tel Aviv.
In a briefing Saturday evening, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to continue Israeli military operations to eliminate Hamas and secure the release of hostages.
Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians have sought refuge in the area after being told to flee the northern part of the territory, Israel's main target in the early stages of the war.
The IDF's Arabic-language spokesman posted maps on social media indicating which areas civilians should leave, ordering people in areas east of Khan Yunus to move further south to the Rafahite shelter. A ground attack may be imminent in this area.
UNICEF spokesman James Elder, who was in Khan Younis on Saturday, told the BBC hospitals were already "saturated" with casualties before the strike resumed.