The Israeli occupation continues its genocidal war on the Gaza Strip for the 117th day in a row, leaving tens of thousands of deaths and injuries among Palestinians.
The Ministry of Health in Gaza announced that the death toll since the start of the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip has risen to 26,900 Palestinians, while 65,949 were wounded, 70 percent of whom are women and children.
The Ministry said that in the past 24 hours alone, the Israeli occupation committed 16 massacres against families in the Gaza Strip, leaving 150 dead and 313 wounded, while a number of victims are still under the rubble and on the roads, as ambulance and civil defence crews cannot reach them.
It added that the occupation is still tightening the siege on Nasser Medical Complex and Al-Amal Hospital, resulting in a total paralysis of the health system, and inability to rescue the injured. There is also a lack of anaesthesia and intensive care medications, bone stabilizers, and blood units.
The ministry emphasised that the Israeli occupation is committing field executions of citizens in Khan Yunis and preventing the arrival of ambulances to evacuate those killed and injured, adding that about 2 million displaced people are facing catastrophic conditions this winter.
According to previous statistics from the government office in the Gaza Strip; The occupation killed 337 health personnel, 45 civil defence personnel, and 120 journalists.
It added that the number of missing persons reached 7,000, 70 percent of whom were children and women, while it arrested 99 health personnel and 10 identified journalists.
The media office added that there are 11,000 patients in critical conditions, who need to travel for treatment, while 10,000 cancer patients face the risk of death.
The office noted that 400,000 people were infected with infectious diseases as a result of displacement, and the number of displaced people in the Gaza Strip reached more than two million, while there are 8,000 cases of viral hepatitis infection due to displacement, and 60,000 pregnant women are at risk due to lack of health care, and 350 patients with chronic diseases who are at risk due to the lack of medications.
The occupation forces dropped 65,000 tons of explosives on Gaza, destroying 140 government headquarters, 99 schools and universities were completely destroyed, 295 schools and universities were partially destroyed, and 161 mosques were completely destroyed, while 253 mosques were partially destroyed and targeted, and it also destroyed 3 churches.
70,000 housing units were completely destroyed by the IOF missiles, 290,000 housing units became unfit for habitation, and 200 archaeological and heritage sites were also destroyed by the IOF.
30 hospitals and 53 health centres became out of service, 150 health institutions were partially destroyed, and 122 ambulances were completely destroyed.
Since October 7, 2023, the IOF has been waging a devastating war on the Gaza Strip, resulting in catastrophic humanitarian and health conditions, due to the continuous bombing and the prevention of supplies of food, water, medicine, and electricity.
The Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip constitutes a blatant violation of international humanitarian law and human rights, as it exposes the lives and property of civilians to extreme danger, which requires urgent intervention from the international community to stop the aggression and protect civilians in the Gaza Strip.
This international community must force the IOF to adhere to international laws and treaties on human rights and international humanitarian law. They must be obliged to protect the rights and lives of civilians, prohibit their targeting and preserve their safety, and punish the leaders responsible for committing war crimes in the Gaza Strip and elsewhere.