Not less than 5 extra mosques have been destroyed in Israeli airstrikes on the besieged Gaza Strip on Sunday, bringing the full quantity to 31 since Oct. 7, the Gaza-based Endowments and Spiritual Affairs Ministry mentioned.
“The variety of mosques fully destroyed because the starting of Israel’s assaults on Gaza has elevated to 31,” the ministry mentioned in a press release Sunday.
On Saturday, it additionally highlighted the Israeli bombardment of a number of civilian websites such because the ministry’s headquarters, the ministry’s Quran radio station and a church.
It mentioned that 10 workers from the ministry misplaced their lives in these assaults, and others had been injured.
Israel’s indiscriminate bombardment of the Gaza Strip, in response to the Oct. 7 shock Hamas incursion, have additionally focused different locations of worship in addition to hospitals.
Earlier Thursday, scores of individuals have been killed and lots of others injured after Israel focused a Greek Orthodox Church in Gaza.
The Church of St. Porphyrius, one of many oldest church buildings within the area, is positioned in Gaza’s southern Zeitoun neighborhood, solely 250 meters (820.21 toes) away from the Al-Ahli Baptist Hospital, which was focused in a ruthless airstrike on Oct. 17 that killed a whole bunch of individuals.