At least 26 people have been killed in a strike on a residential building in southern Gaza's Khan Younis region, according to the director of a local hospital there.
Nasser Hospital's director told the AFP news agency that the facility has received 26 dead bodies and 23 people with serious injuries.
Most of the 26 dead were children, according to the Palestinian news agency WAFA.
Before this Israel has issued a fresh warning to Palestinians in the southern city of Khan Younis to flee out of the line of fire. Israeli military forces dropped leaflets on the city suggesting inhabitants move west closer to where humanitarian aid could be distributed.
The several thousand displaced Palestinians, who earlier fled to Khan Younis from northern Gaza, will have to move once again along with the 400,000 inhabitants of the city.
"We're asking people to relocate. I know it's not easy for many of them, but we don't want to see civilians caught up in the crossfire," Mark Regev, an aide to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, told US broadcaster MSNBC on Friday.