Israeli aircraft have struck a major university in the Gaza Strip as troops continued their military campaign on the Palestinian enclave for a 27th day.A large part of the Islamic University in Gaza City was damaged by Saturday morning’s air strike. Glass of broken windows and notebooks belonging to some of the thousands of students who attended this university were scattered on the ground. No casualties were reported in the bombardment.“This underscores how unpredictable and volatility of the situation in Gaza,” Al Jazeera’s Imtiaz Tyab, reporting from in front of the scene, just two hours after the bombardment, said.
Zulhilmi Zainal: “It is not HAMAS that the Israeli forces are truly trying to target. What they’re truly after is the HOPE of the Gazan people to live. It’s psychological warfare in the most brazen of forms. It’s a systematic ouster of the Gazans from their homeland and demolishing their infrastructure for Israeli occupation all in due time. And all these will only cease when all of Gaza is wiped out into the Mediterranean sea and the world applauds at the Machiavellian spectacle.“
Hamas and Israel have agreed to a 72-hour ceasefire beginning on Friday at 05:00 GMT, but that truce cannot come quickly enough for those coping with the consequences of Israel’s bombardment of Gaza. Hospitals are facing a shortage of medical supplies, while hundreds of thousands of people have been left without power or water. Al Jazeera’s Imtiaz Tyab reports from the Shifa Hospital in Gaza City.
The Israeli military says a Gaza ceasefire that went into effect earlier on Friday is now over and military operations are in progress on the ground.Al Jazeera’s Imtiaz Tyab reports from Gaza.