Hamas senior officials called for Pakistanis to raise their voice against Israel
GAZA CITY: Hamas has called for Pakistani to raise their voice against Israel's atrocities against Palestinian Muslims.
The appeal was made by senior Hamas official Basem Naim when he spoke to *Geo News *about the attacks in Gaza.
Israeli air strikes have killed 43 Palestinians so far, the Hamas leader said, adding that the highest number of casualties of 23 so far was in Beit Hanun, a city on the northeast edge of the Gaza Strip.
He confirmed the figure for the injured at 300. Naim told *Geo News* that the Israeli attack had intensified.
The Hamas official, in a message to Pakistanis, asked for their prayers.
"Happy Eid to Pakistani people, pray for us," he said, making an appeal for for relief operations.
Hostilities between Israel and Hamas escalated overnight, with at least 43 Palestine Muslims killed in Gaza and five people killed in Israel in the most intensive aerial exchanges for years.
Israel carried out hundreds of air strikes in Gaza into the early hours of Wednesday.
One multi-story residential building in Gaza collapsed and another was heavily damaged after they were repeatedly hit by Israeli air strikes.