At least 400 Palestinians were either killed or wounded on Tuesday after Israeli warplanes hit the Jabalia refugee camp in the Gaza Strip, according to the Palestinian Interior Ministry.
Ministry spokesperson Iyad al-Bozzom said in a press statement that "Israeli warplanes bombed a residential neighborhood in the Jabalia refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip with seven bombs, each carrying a thousand tons of explosives."
"The Israeli bombing destroyed the entire residential neighborhood," al-Bozzom added.
Earlier in the day, the Israeli forces entered northern Gaza and were stationed in the Al-Tawam area and Al-Karama neighborhood in the Palestinian enclave, according to the ministry.
"The Israeli army deepened its ground operations into several areas of the Gaza Strip amid severe air attacks," al-Bozzom noted, accusing the Israeli forces of indiscriminately targeting all citizens' homes.
He added that some Israeli army vehicles were advancing towards al-Rasheed Street, likely in a move to cut off Gaza City and the north from the south.