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More than 20 Palestinians killed in overnight Israeli strikes across Gaza, medical sources say

From Khader Al-Za’anoun and CNN’s Abeer Salman

More than 20 Palestinians have been killed in Israeli strikes across Gaza overnight, with nine killed in the southern city of Rafah, according to medical sources.

An Israeli airstrike on Barbarah refugee camp in central Rafah killed one person, Kuwait Specialized Hospital in the western part of the city said.

In the Tel Al-Sultan neighborhood of Rafah, three people including a pregnant woman, were reportedly killed following an Israeli strike on a house belonging to the Abu Shabika family that was sheltering internally displaced people, the hospital said.

Five others were killed in an Israeli airstrike in western Rafah, the hospital added.

Injuries were also reported following strikes on the Yabna refugee camp in Rafah, including damage to five houses, according to the Kuwait Specialized Hospital.

In northern Gaza, five people were killed and a number of others injured following Israeli airstrikes on the Batran family home, according to the Palestinian Civil Defense in Gaza.

Nine people were killed, including four children and a woman, in Nuseirat refugee camp in central Gaza during Israeli artillery shelling, according to Al Awda and Al Aqsa Martyrs hospital.

The hospital added that others were injured following an Israeli airstrike on the Halaw family house, which is also in the Nuseirat refugee camp.

Also in central Gaza, a child was killed following Israeli shelling on the Bureij refugee camp, Al Aqsa Martyrs hospital added.

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