IDF says probing reports that over 2 dozen Gazans killed in strike on Hamas terrorist

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

A van carrying injured Palestinians arrives at Nasser Hospital in the southern Gaza city of Khan Younis on July 9, 2024, after an Israeli strike that the IDF says targeted a Hamas operative who part in the October 7 terror onslaught. (Bashar Taleb/AFP)
A van carrying injured Palestinians arrives at Nasser Hospital in the southern Gaza city of Khan Younis on July 9, 2024, after an Israeli strike that the IDF says targeted a Hamas operative who part in the October 7 terror onslaught. (Bashar Taleb/AFP)

The IDF is investigating reports of dozens of Palestinians killed and wounded in a strike in southern Gaza’s Khan Younis earlier today.

According to the IDF, a Hamas terrorist who participated in the October 7 onslaught was targeted in the strike.

The IDF says a fighter jet launched a “precision munition” during the strike against the Hamas terrorist.

The Hamas-run health ministry in Gaza reported that 25 Palestinians were killed and more than 50 more were wounded at the al-Awda school in the Abasan area of Khan Younis.

The IDF says it is investigating the reports, adding that the school where Palestinians were sheltering is close to the site of the strike.

Last week, the IDF called to evacuate eastern Khan Younis, including the Abasan area.

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