A spokesperson for the Health Ministry in Gaza, Ashraf al-Qidra, said a large number of people were killed without giving an exact figure, adding scores of people with severe wounds were laying on the ground of a hospital’s emergency ward.
Maghazi is located in the Deir al-Balah Governorate in the central Gaza.
An eyewitness told the AFP news agency that multiple houses had been impacted by an air strike.
“An Israeli air strike targeted my neighbours’ house in Al-Maghazi camp, my house next door partially collapsed,” said Mohammed Alaloul, 37, a journalist working for the Turkish Anadolu Agency.
Alaloul told AFP his 13-year-old son, Ahmed, and his four-year-old son, Qais, were killed in the bombing, along with his brother. His wife, mother, and two other children were wounded.