Israel attacks Gaza, death toll rises to 26

The number of those killed in attacks by Israeli forces on the Gaza Strip on Tuesday rose to 26 as the wounded climbed to 109, according to local sources.

The latest attack, which targeted an apartment in western Gaza City, killed two civilians and injured six others.

Earlier, a strike had hit a house in the west of the Gaza Strip and killed three including a woman and a disabled person, an official from the Civil Defense teams told Anadolu Agency.

One of the nine children killed in the attacks was a 10-year-old girl, while the others were boys of various ages, Palestine's Health Ministry said.

The Israeli army announced the launch of Operation Guardian of the Walls l