RAFAH, Gaza Strip (NEWSnet/AP) — Israel’s forces carried out strikes Tuesday throughout Gaza, crushing Palestinians in homes.

Strikes overnight and into Tuesday in southern Gaza, in areas where civilians have been told to seek shelter, killed dozens, according to hospital records.

At least 23 people were killed in the strikes, including seven children and six women, according to hospital records and an Associated Press reporter who saw the bodies arrive at a hospital.

The health care system and humanitarian aid operations have collapsed in parts of Gaza, and aid workers have warned of starvation and spread of disease among displaced people in overcrowded shelters and tent camps.

In central Gaza, Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital in Deir al-Balah received the bodies of 33 people killed in strikes overnight, including 16 women and four children, according to hospital records. Many were killed in strikes that hit residential buildings in the built-up Maghazi refugee camp.

In northern Gaza, Israel forces stormed Kamal Adwan Hospital, ordering all men, including medics, into the courtyard, said Ashraf al-Qidra, spokesman for the Health Ministry in Hamas-run Gaza.

The U.N. humanitarian office said the hospital has 65 patients, including 12 children, in intensive care and six newborns in incubators. About 3,000 displaced people are sheltering there, it said, all awaiting evacuation because of severe shortage of food, water and electricity.

Global calls for a cease-fire leave Israel and its main ally, the United States, increasingly isolated.

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