Dozens killed in blast at refugee camp in Gaza

By Sky News reporters and agencies

The director of the Indonesian Hospital in Gaza has told Sky News hundreds of people have been injured and killed after a blast at Jabaliya refugee camp in the north of the region.

The enclave’s Hamas-run interior ministry said a number of Israeli airstrikes hit apartment blocks in a residential area of the camp, the Associated Press has reported.

Ministry spokesman Ayed al Bazm said six bombs hit the area.

The IDF has said it is looking into the incident.

Sky News has no way of independently verifying this information.

These are the latest photos taken by Reuters at the scene.

Palestinians search for casualties

An Israeli national security adviser has said there is “no deal in sight” for the release of hostages held in Gaza.

Tzachi Hanegbi went on to call attacks against Israel by the Houthi militant group in Yemen “intolerable”, but declined to elaborate on what an Israeli response might be.

Reuters reported Mr Hanegbi as saying the Israeli military’s focus was on fighting Hamas militants in northern Gaza, but that it would shift to the southern part of the territory at a later stage.

He said Egyptian hospitals should serve as an alternative for treating Gaza casualties, but Israel understood Egypt’s concern about an influx of Palestinian refugees.

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