Israel has said that it has taken out over 200 “military terrorist infrastructures” in Gaza belonging to Hamas.
The footage shows a number of buildings in Gaza being destroyed by Israeli ordnance.
The images were obtained from the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) on Tuesday, 17th October, along with a statement saying: “During the last day, the IDF attacked over 200 military terrorist infrastructures of the Hamas organisation and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) throughout the Gaza Strip.
“Fighter jets attacked the operational headquarters of the terrorist organisations in the Gaza Strip and eliminated terrorist operatives.”
We have not been able to independently verify the claims or the footage.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has concluded talks today with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv by saying President Joe Biden will visit Israel on Wednesday.
Blinken said: “The president will hear from Israel what it needs to defend its people as we continue to work with Congress to meet those needs.”
He added that Biden “will hear from Israel how it will conduct its operations in a way that minimizes civilian casualties and enables humanitarian assistance to flow to civilians in Gaza in a way that does not benefit Hamas.”
Blinken also said that he and Netanyahu had agreed to develop a plan to provide Gaza civilians with humanitarian aid.
UK Development Minister Andrew Mitchell has said that Israel has a “moral and practical responsibility” to allow humanitarian aid into Gaza.
Ministry of Health officials in Gaza have said that overnight airstrikes by Israeli forces on Gaza have resulted in the death of at least 71 people.
The government media office in Gaza told Al Jazeera: “The losses of the current Israeli aggression exceed all the wars that Gaza has been exposed to in recent years.
“The catastrophic humanitarian reality in Gaza is unprecedented. The international community must take serious and immediate steps to stop the crime of ethnic cleansing.
“We demand a quick response to distress calls by bringing relief aid to citizens and humanitarian aid to the service sectors.”
Juliette Touma, a spokesperson for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) has said that “supplies are dwindling” in Gaza.
Dr Chen Kugel, the director of Israel’s National Centre of Forensic Medicine, has said that over a week after Hamas’ attack on Israel, over 350 bodies believed to belong to civilian victims have yet to be identified, with some of them burnt beyond recognition while others had decayed badly before being found.