IP - According to a UN report, Israel intensified its bombardment of the Gaza Strip from air, land, and sea over the 24-hour period between Wednesday and Thursday afternoon ahead of a truce scheduled to start on Friday, the UN reports.

Iran PressWest Asia: Palestinians in Gaza are awaiting the start of a four-day truce between Israel and Hamas, set to begin at 7 am local time (05:00 GMT) on Friday.

Nearly 15,000 people (The latest report 14,800) killed in Gaza since October 7. In Israel, the official death toll from Hamas’s attacks stands at about 1,200.

Indonesian Hospital came under “intense bombardment” before start of truce, Health Ministry in Gaza says, while Israeli attack on UN school killed at least 27.

Also, An intense Israeli strike hit a residential building located in the Nuseirat refugee camp in central Gaza.

“Many casualties have been reported,” the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) states in its latest situation report on Gaza and the occupied West Bank.

Air strikes on residential buildings in southern Gaza’s Rafah and Khan Younis areas on Wednesday night and Thursday afternoon killed at least 28 people and wounded many others, UNOCHA's report added.

During the same 24-hour period, Israeli forces killed a 14-year-old Palestinian in the occupied West Bank’s Nablus and shot and killed a Palestinian man traveling in his vehicle in Ramallah.

Since October 7, 211 Palestinians – 54 of them children – have been killed by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank. Four Israelis have been killed during the same period.

Israeli raids have continued across the occupied West Bank, including near Jenin.

Dr Sarbini Abdul Murad, head of the Indonesian charity Medical Emergency Rescue Committee (MER-C), which helped fund the construction of the Indonesian Hospital in Gaza, confirmed an attack on the medical facility overnight had caused extensive damage.


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