Israeli strikes targeting Hamas commanders and the militant group's infrastructure in the densely populated Jabalya refugee camp in northern Gaza have left catastrophic damage and killed a large number of people, according to eyewitnesses and medics in the enclave.
According to a statement by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), the initial airstrike killed several Hamas members, including one of the Hamas commanders responsible for the October 7 attack on Israel.
The IDF claimed the Central Jabalya Battalion had taken control of civilian buildings and said collapsed tunnels underneath the buildings were partly responsible for the scale of destruction caused by the strikes.
Hamas however strongly denied the presence of one of its leaders in the refugee camp. A spokesman for the militant group accused Israel of attempting to justify what he described as a "heinous crime against safe civilians, children, and women in Jabalya camp."
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