Amid diplomatic efforts towards a ceasefire in the Gaza war gathered pace on Thursday amid a worsening humanitarian crisis in the Palestinian territory, Israeli fighter jets continued to pummel the Gaza Strip, killing at least 232 Palestinian and wounding over 1900.
At least 232 Palestinians have been killed, including 65 children in Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip since May 10, the Gaza-based Health Ministry said.
A ministry statement said over 1900 people have also been injured by the onslaught.
The updated death toll came after a Palestinian woman was killed and six civilians were injured on Thursday when Israeli fighter jets bombed Khan Yunis city in the southern Gaza Strip.
Earlier Thursday, several others were also injured in Israeli airstrikes on a building in the customs enforcement zone in Khan Yunis.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has pushed back against calls from the US to wind down the Gaza offensive, appearing determined to inflict maximum damage on Hamas in a war that could help save his political career. Still, officials close to the negotiations said they expected a truce to be announced in the next 24 hours.