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Published: 14:23, December 01, 2023 | Updated: 21:13, December 01, 2023
'At least 32 killed' after Israel resumes Gaza military operations
By Xinhua
Published:14:23, December 01, 2023 Updated:21:13, December 01, 2023 By Xinhua

This picture taken from southern Israel near the border with the Gaza Strip shows smoke rising from buildings after being hit by Israeli strikes, as battles resume between Israel and Hamas, on Dec 1, 2023. (PHOTO / AFP)

JERUSALEM/GAZA - New Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip have killed at least 32 people and injured dozens, medical sources in the Gaza Strip told Xinhua on Friday.

The sources said at least 32 Palestinians were killed and dozens injured in varying degrees as a result of Israeli raids that targeted several areas of the Gaza Strip.

An Israeli soldier looks on as they operate in the Gaza Strip, after a temporary truce between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas expired, in this handout picture released on Dec 1, 2023. (PHOTO / IDF VIA REUTERS)

Sirens were sounding in Israeli towns near their border with Gaza Friday morning for the first time since Israel and Hamas reached a humanitarian truce on Nov 24, according to Israeli media

The government media office in Gaza said in a statement that Israeli aircraft bombed a number of inhabited homes and crowded areas in several cities of the Gaza Strip.

The statement held the international community responsible for "the continued war on children and women."

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Sirens were sounding in Israeli towns near their border with Gaza Friday morning for the first time since Israel and Hamas reached a humanitarian truce on Nov 24, according to Israeli media.  

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) confirmed that Israel resumed fighting Hamas in the Gaza Strip on Friday morning.

The IDF accused Hamas of violating the ceasefire agreement and firing at Israeli territory.

The IDF later confirmed its air defense troops intercepted a rocket launched toward Israel. Following the attack, the IDF-affiliated Home Front Command tightened the guidelines for civilians in some areas of the country.

The humanitarian ceasefire deal reached between Israel and Hamas expired at 7:00 am local time (0500 GMT) on Friday morning.

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