Sunday, February 25, 2024

At least 700 Palestinians killed in Gaza in 24 hours

The government media office in Gaza said in a report that more than 700 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza during the last 24 hours. The director general of the office added that over 1.5 million people have also been displaced in the Gaza Strip.

Israel’s renewed bombardment has targeted refugee camps and left remaining hospitals overwhelmed.

Since Friday, Israeli forces have conducted more than 600 air strikes. Meanwhile, the army has called on residents from several neighbourhoods in Khan Younis to evacuate to other areas. 

On Sunday morning alone, More than 30 Palestinians were killed in the southern cities of Khan Younis and Rafah.

As the Israeli attacks resumed on Friday, the movement of humanitarian aid to Gaza has also come to a standstill. There were only limited distributions of food in areas south of Wadi Gaza in the past few days.

According to the data from Gaza Electricity Distribution Company, the besieged Gaza enclave has had no electricity since October 11 while the residents also continue to struggle to get water.

“Everywhere you turn there are children with third-degree burns, shrapnel wounds, brain injuries, broken bones. Mother crying over children who look like they are hours away from death,” James Elder, UNICEF’s global spokesperson, describes the horrendous scenes inside the Nasser Hospital in Khan Younis.

 “It seems like a death zone right now,” Elder said.

Meanwhile, the Palestinian Foreign Ministry has warned that Israel’s government aims to “solidify the separation” between the occupied West Bank and Gaza, undermining a future Palestinian state, as it carries out deadly raids and gives cover to settler violence.

At least 15,207 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza since October 7.

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