He israel army announced this morning that his infantry carried out a “selective raid on the central sector of the Gaza Strip“, with the support of fighter jets and dronesdirected against Hamas goals. In response, the Palestinian group, the ruling Islamist militia, confirmed that the number of deaths due to Israeli attacks amounted to 7,326.
The figure includes 3,038 childrenaccording to the most recent statement from the Ministry of Health. Besides, 18,967 people were injured in the Israeli bombings, according to the same source.
For its part, in Occupied West Bankthe authorities reported 110 Palestinians killed and 1,900 injured since the beginning of the conflict.
The escalation of attacks and the blockade imposed by Israel on the Palestinian territory led to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to issue a warning, classifying the situation as possible war crimes.
Ravina Shamdasanispokesperson for United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rightscriticized the Israeli army for instructing the Gaza population to evacuate certain areas while maintaining a strict lockdown that not only restricts the entry of supplies, but also the flight of civilians.
“Many people will die soon,” according to the UN
Besides, the United Nations Organization (UN) stated that “many more people will die soon” in the Gaza Strip. While hundreds of thousands of civilians live in disastrous humanitarian conditions in the besieged territory and constantly bombed.
Philippe LazzariniCommissioner General of the United Nations Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA), emphasized the urgent need for Loop to receive”significant and ongoing humanitarian assistance“in order to face the lack of water, food and electricity.
Refering to ground raid Recently, the Israeli Army reported that They attacked Hamas in several locations throughout the Gaza Strip.
In turn, the Israeli authorities They claimed that Hamas captured 229 Israeli hostages, including individuals with dual nationality or foreign citizenship, during their attack. Until now, the Palestinian group frees four womenand among the hostages find Argentineswhich led to President Alberto Fernández to reiterate the demand for immediate release of these compatriots.
Humanitarian aid in Gaza
From the October 21, 74 aid trucks entered in the Gaza Strip from Egyptaccording to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), an amount considered very insufficient, since before ““total siege” imposed by Israel on October 9, around 500 trucks entered daily.
Faced with this situation, the leaders of the 27 European Union countries requested “humanitarian corridors” and “breaks” for deliver help. The United States also suggested these humanitarian “pauses” before a ceasefire, which they say would currently only benefit Hamas.
About 1.4 million people were displaced to the south of the Gaza Strip to flee the Israeli bombings, although approximately 30 thousand returned to the north of the territory in recent days, according to the UN.