Israel strikes Gaza’s second largest city in new phase of the war

United Nations plea to spare civilians from any more suffering as ground operation against Hamas continues in Gaza

Palestinians injured in Israeli airstrikes arrive at Nasser Medical Hospital in Khan Younis, Gaza, yesterday. Photo: Getty

Israel has intensified its bombardment of Gaza’s second largest city, Khan Younis, with dozens of injured people rushed to hospital as a new phase of the war continues.

Under US pressure to prevent further mass casualties, Israel said it is being more precise as it widens its offensive into southern Gaza after obliterating much of the north.