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Gaza Strip: death toll rises to 37,626 since the start of the war

Gaza Strip: death toll rises to 37,626 since the start of the war

At least 28 people died in Loop by Israeli fire on the last day, bringing the total number of fatalities since the start of the war to 37,626, mostly women and children, according to a statement issued today by the Strip’s Ministry of Health, controlled by Hamas.

In addition, 66 Gazans were injured, bringing the total count to 86,098. Meanwhile, the ministry reminds daily that some 10,000 bodies remain under the rubble without ambulances or rescue teams being able to access them.

This Monday, the Israeli army It continued its attacks against Gaza City, north of the Palestinian enclave, killing at least three people, in bombings against the center and east of the capital.

“Rescue teams recovered a body near Al Sikka Street, east of Zeitún,” the Palestinian news agency Wafa reported.

In the city center, a bombing attack on the Al Daraj clinic killed two more people, including the Director of Gaza Ambulance and Emergency Services, Hani Al Jaafarawi.

“The Israeli threat ignores all international conventions and treaties”criticized the Gaza Ministry of Health, controlled by Hamas, when announcing the death of Al Jaafarawi.

In addition, Palestinian media reported an attack in the Bureij refugee camp and in Nuseirat, in the center of the Stripewith no fatalities reported at the moment.

The entire Strip, devastated after eight months of war, is suffering from a humanitarian crisis that has been worsening in recent days, and which has raised alarm bells due to the rates of malnutrition, especially in children.

According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), 96% of women and children aged 6 to 23 months in the territory do not meet their nutritional needs due to the lack of diversity in the diet.

Local media indicate that the Kerem Shalom border crossing is being prepared to allow the departure of children with serious illnesses abroad to receive treatment, and they assure that this movement is coordinated by the World Health Organization.

The news would mean the departure of Gazans from the Strip for the first time in more than a month and a half, since the closure of the Rafah crossing as a result of Israel’s offensive in the city, bordering Egypt, meant the closure of the only crossing that It allowed the movement of people outside the enclave.

Some 3,500 children are at risk of death from malnutrition and lack of food, according to the Gazan Government, and some 3,000 patients – of all ages – with various diseases need treatment abroad.

Source: Gestion

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