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Israel intensifies military operation in southern Gaza

Palestinians inspect the rubble of a building of the Al Nawasrah family destroyed in an Israeli strike in Maghazi refugee camp, central Gaza Strip, Monday, Dec. 25, 2023. (Adel Hana/AP)
Palestinians inspect the rubble of a building of the Al Nawasrah family destroyed in an Israeli strike in Maghazi refugee camp, central Gaza Strip, Monday, Dec. 25, 2023. (Adel Hana/AP)

In the Middle East, Israeli ground, navy and air forces are intensifying military operations in southern Gaza.

70 people were killed in Israeli attacks on the al-Maghazi refugee camp in Gaza. Casualties across Gaza are now believed to number about 20,000. Israel is also reporting 15 soldiers killed in Gaza since Friday.

The violence comes days after a United Nations resolution called for increased humanitarian aid, but not a ceasefire.

Stephen Ryan is the rapid deployment coordinator for the International Committee of the Red Cross.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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