A lot of the densely populated Gaza Strip has been devastated by virtually 4 months of Israeli bombardment, and most of its 2.3 million residents have been uprooted by combating that has brought on the world’s greatest humanitarian disaster.
Gaza well being authorities stated 26,900 Palestinians had been killed – together with 150 over the previous 24 hours – up to now within the conflict that was triggered after Hamas fighters stormed into Israeli cities on Oct 7, killing 1,200 and taking 253 hostages.
Israel’s army stated its forces had killed at the very least 25 Palestinian militants in Gaza prior to now 24 hours, and that three Israeli troopers had been killed – taking to 224 the variety of troops killed throughout Israel’s floor offensive.
Smoke rose above Gaza Metropolis after the most recent air strikes, a few of which focused the headquarters of the Hamas-run inside ministry, Hamas-run media and residents stated.
The Al-Nuseirat refugee camp in central Gaza got here below fireplace and tanks pounded areas of Khan Younis round Nasser Hospital, the most important nonetheless functioning within the south, witnesses stated.
Because the well being system deteriorates, Palestinian medics say they’ve shaped subject medical factors to assist attain the entrance strains, as treating the wounded in Khan Younis has grow to be more and more troublesome amid road battles and artillery strikes.
“There’s numerous accidents among the many displaced who had been within the industrial quarter and a few faculties,” stated Nassim Hassan, the pinnacle of the Emergency Unit at Nasser Hospital, including that “most of the injured left loaded on carts, tuk-tuks, automobiles and even on foot”.