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Fuel enters Gaza as 26 reported killed in Khan Yunis strike

Smoke billows during Israeli bombardment of north Gaza on November 17
— Gaza Strip (Palestinian Territories) (AFP)

A first consignment of fuel has entered Gaza after US pressure on Israel, allowing communications to resume in the territory, where a hospital director on Saturday said 26 people had been killed in a strike in Khan Yunis.

A two-day blackout caused by fuel shortages ended after a first delivery arrived from Egypt late Friday, but UN officials continued to plead for a ceasefire, warning no part of Gaza is safe.

On Saturday, the director of the Nasser hospital in Khan Yunis said it had received the bodies of 26 people, as well as 23 people with serious injuries, after an air strike on a residential building in the southern region's Hamad city.

The Israeli military did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the report.

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