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Estimated 300 killed in Shujaiya 'massacre', says Palestinian civil defence

An estimated 300 people were killed in a single Israeli attack on a residential block in the Gaza Strip on Saturday, according to the Palestinian civil defence.

Hundreds more are feared wounded, the spokesperson for the civil defence in Gaza, Mahmoud Basal, told Al Ghad TV, after 50 residential buildings were levelled by Israeli fighter jets.

Residents say up to 1,000 people lived in the targeted area in Shujaiya, a densely populated neighbourhood in eastern Gaza City.  

"The numbers are huge," Basal said. "At least 300 are dead and many more are missing under the rubble."

Basal added the civil defence teams do not have the means nor the equipment to handle the "massacre". 


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