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Many Palestinians in Gaza are fleeing their homes after Israel told them they would not be safe if they remained. The message was sent via leaflets to Palestinians living along the border. Prior to those pamphlets being dropped, Al Jazeera's Casey Kauffman spent time with one family whose home is in northern Gaza.
Democracy Now broadcast a live report from independent Palestinian journalist Mohammed Omer from a hospital in Gaza City, where injured journalists, medical workers and civilians - including children - are arriving for treatment. An award-winning journalist based in Gaza, Omer has been covering the latest Israeli assault since it began six days ago. Democracy Now was also joined by Richard Falk, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian territories.
Airstrikes have continued in Gaza overnight. Have a listen to what happened as our Al Jazeera news presenter was speaking to our correspondent Nicole Johnston in Gaza. Moments later Johnston confirmed that the Israeli airstrike hit a police station, some 400m away from Al Jazeera's offices. Drones and aircrafts are constantly circling the strip which has about 1,500,000 people living in it.
Palestinian paramedics in Gaza are working tirelessly to save lives of those injured in Israel's brutal bombing campaign; this is the story of their struggle to assist the wounded and injured civilians. Al Jazeera's Casey Kauffman joined a response team on call to see what is like.
Israeli air strikes have continued into the night in Gaza, after a missile killed Ahmad Jabiri, the military commander of Hamas. Israel says its assault on Gaza may continue for days and the armed wing of Hamas says it has fired at least 20 rockets into Israel since the killing of its commander. Al Jazeera's Nadim Baba reports from Gaza.
Phil Weiss reports from Nabi Saleh: "It was a bad day at Nabi Saleh Friday because as dusk approached, the soldiers came into town and fired tear gas and rubber bullets at close range. I heard that they were incensed by the rockthrowers, that a soldier had been hit in the head. I was on a rooftop as they fired tear gas canisters and rubber bullets into an adjoining lot at the boys. It was terrifying. The soldiers stopped their truck and shot the canisters at close range, not at an arc. These things have great force. When one canister hit a telephone pole, the pole shook as if a car had struck it, the wires swinging. No wonder that a soldier firing a teargas canister at close range killed Mustafa Tamimi on the road just below us, more than a year ago."