Gaza reaches heartbreaking milestone with 10,000 lives lost in Israeli attacks

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In a deeply distressing turn of events, the number of Palestinians killed in Israeli attacks on the blockaded Gaza Strip has surpassed a tragic milestone, with over 10,000 lives lost.

Gaza reaches heartbreaking milestone with 10,000 lives lost in Israeli attacks

In a deeply distressing turn of events, the number of Palestinians killed in Israeli attacks on the blockaded Gaza Strip has surpassed a tragic milestone on Monday, with over 10,000 lives lost. This alarming revelation was made by Ashraf al-Qudra, the spokesperson of the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza, during a press conference held at Shifa Hospital.

During the press conference, al-Qudra shared the heartbreaking statistics surrounding the casualties and wounded resulting from the relentless Israeli attacks. He disclosed that the number of individuals who have lost their lives in Gaza since Oct. 7 has reached a staggering 10,022. This includes 4,104 innocent children and 2,641 women, further emphasizing the devastating impact of the ongoing violence on the most vulnerable members of the community.

Meanwhile, Gaza’s border authority has just announced that the Rafah crossing between Egypt and Gaza has opened. Foreigners and dual nationals on the Egyptian-Israeli exit list will be allowed to leave Gaza through the crossing.

On Monday, Al-Rantisi Hospital was targeted twice by Israeli airstrikes. The Cancer Center and the Specialized Children Center were also targeted. Four people were killed and 70 were injured, some of them children, staff, and refugees. The Israeli airstrikes destroyed the solar panels and the water tanks in Al-Rantisi Hospital.

ILLNESSES EMERGE IN OVERCROWDED REFUGEE SHELTERS

The United Nations agency has recorded several instances of acute respiratory infections, diarrhea, and chickenpox among individuals seeking refuge in the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) shelters.

Overcrowding remains a major concern. Many internally displaced persons (DPs) are seeking safety by sleeping in the streets, near UNRWA premises. UNRWA, however, said it is no longer able to provide services in Gaza city and the North Gaza governorate and does not have accurate information on people’s needs and conditions since the Israeli evacuation order on Oct. 12.

In a written statement issued by Hamas' military wing, the Izzeddin al-Qassam Brigades, it was reported that they successfully destroyed six Israeli army tanks. These tanks were located in various areas, including one in the northwest of Gaza, two in Tel al-Heva in the south, and three in Beit Hanoun in the north, using "Yasin-105" anti-tank rockets.

WHAT HAPPENED

Hamas’ military wing, the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, announced that they launched a comprehensive attack against Israel called “Al-Aqsa Flood” on the morning of Oct. 7.

While thousands of rockets were fired from Gaza towards Israel, armed groups entered the settlements in the region. The Israeli army also launched an attack on the Gaza Strip with dozens of warplanes. The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza announced that Israel killed 10,022 people, including 4,104 children, 2,641 women, and 397 elderly people. It injured at least 32,000 people in its attacks on Gaza.

It was reported that 1,400 Israelis, including 324 soldiers, were killed and 5,132 Israelis were wounded in the attacks from Gaza.

The Israeli army hit Damascus and Aleppo airports. As the Middle East is once again turning into a bloodbath, a deadline has been set for nearly 2.5 million Palestinians to leave the blockaded Gaza.

In the occupied West Bank, 106 Palestinians were killed in attacks by Israeli forces and Jewish settlers. In Israel’s attacks on Gaza, 38 journalists were killed.

In the clashes between the Israeli army and Hezbollah on the Israel-Lebanon border since Oct. 8, 55 Hezbollah members and 4 civilians, one of whom was a journalist, were killed. Three Israeli soldiers and one Israeli civilian were killed in the attacks organized by Lebanon.

Most recently, Israel attacked the Jabalia Refugee Camp in Gaza, killing civilians.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that he was breaking off all contact with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu because of Israeli attacks on civilians in the Gaza Strip.

Source: Newsroom

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