An Israeli strike on the Jabalia refugee camp in Gaza on Saturday resulted in multiple casualties, as reported by paramedics on the scene who also highlighted the ongoing challenges of rescuing individuals still trapped beneath the rubble.
Due to a shortage of equipment, both civil defense forces and civilians found themselves using their bare hands to painstakingly dig pathways in an effort to retrieve survivors and locate the deceased.
Israel had previously vowed to eradicate Hamas following the Oct. 7 attack. As the conflict entered its seventh week, authorities in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip updated the death toll to 12,300, including 5,000 children. The ongoing violence continues to take a devastating toll on the region, with communities grappling with the consequences of the prolonged conflict.