On Wednesday, Israeli airstrikes struck Jabalia, a major refugee camp in Gaza, for the second time in two days. The number of casualties was not immediately confirmed, but images showed smoke pouring above the camp while rescue personnel struggled through the debris. Humanitarian organizations warned that the number of civilians in the region was approaching a breaking point, and Hamas and hospital officials confirmed that many people had been killed and injured.
After weeks of airstrikes in retribution for an attack by Palestinian Hamas terrorists on primarily Israeli civilians on October 7 and the kidnapping of over 200 hostages, Israeli tanks have been operating in Gaza for at least four days.
In Tuesday’s attack, the Hamas-run health ministry said that more than 50 people were killed. Israel claimed to have killed a Hamas commander in that strike Ebrahim Biari. According to Palestinian officials, the strikes that destroyed multiple apartment structures in the heavily populated neighborhood on the outskirts of Gaza City also claimed the lives of people.
Based to the news agency, the director of Gaza’s Indonesian hospital stated that the bombardment caused at least 50 deaths and 150 injuries. It was not possible to confirm the numbers independently. A Red Crescent ambulance was seen on a street in a picture released, and there were more than thirty white blankets around what looked to be bodies that were laying on the ground.
“We are welcoming civilians,” declared Dr. Sultan. “They ought to put an end to this conflict and the assault on homes belonging to civilians. What is happening right now is merely genocide.
James Elder, a representative for UNICEF, remarked, “The numbers are appalling.” Gaza has turned into a kid cemetery, housing hundreds of dead. For everyone else, it’s a living hell.” Elder stated that “we hurtle towards even greater horrors afflicting innocent children” in the absence of a ceasefire and more humanitarian access into the Gaza Strip.
The head of the UN high commissioner for human rights’ office in New York, Craig Mokhiber, resigned in protest over how the agency was handling what he described as a “textbook case of massacre.”
Reports surfaced late on Tuesday regarding an agreement that would allow some eighty badly injured Palestinians to receive medical care in Egypt via the Rafah border crossing. Additionally, US authorities stated that they were negotiating an agreement to let US citizens evacuate Gaza with Qatar and Egypt.
More than 8,500 people have died in Gaza, according to the health ministry.
Regional emergencies director for the WHO Rick Brennan warned that outbreaks of respiratory and skin infections like scabies as well as diarrhoea could result from “atrocious” conditions. Due to a lack of security guarantees, the World Health Organisation reported that it has not supplied any aid to hospitals in northern Gaza since October 24. A WHO official, Christian Lindmeier, warned that disease would spread if water and sanitation systems were destroyed. “There is an impending public health emergency.”