The ongoing Israeli genocide in the Gaza Strip, now in its 92nd day, continues to wreak catastrophic consequences, inflicting an alarming number of casualties and injuries among Palestinians.
The Gaza Health Ministry said that since the onset of the Israeli aggression, the death toll in the enclave has escalated to 22,600, with 57,910 injuries. Alarmingly, 70% of these victims are women and children, highlighting the tragic impact of this offensive.
In the last 24 hours alone, there have been 15 reported massacres against families in Gaza, leading to 162 deaths and 296 injuries. A statement from the Government Media Office in Gaza, issued on Thursday, paints a bleak picture: since October 7, there have been 1,876 massacres, resulting in the deaths of 22,438 Palestinians, including 9,730 children, 6,830 women, 326 health workers, 42 civil defence members, and 106 journalists.
The situation further deteriorates with the report of 7,000 missing people, predominantly children and women. The number of detained individuals includes 99 health workers and 10 journalists. The staggering number of displaced people in the Gaza Strip has now reached 1.8 million.
Highlighting the dire medical crisis, the report indicates that 6,000 injuries need treatment abroad. However, only 645 victims have been able to receive such treatment. Additionally, 10,000 cancer patients are facing a heightened risk of mortality.
The displacement has also led to the spread of infectious diseases, affecting 355,000 people. The Israeli forces have arrested 99 medical staff and continue to detain 10 journalists.
The Media Office reports that the Israeli army has dropped a massive 65,000 tons of explosives over Gaza, completely destroying 130 government buildings, 93 schools and universities, and causing partial destruction to 292 educational institutions. The devastation extends to 122 completely destroyed mosques, 218 partially damaged mosques, and three churches.
Residential destruction is extensive, with 65,000 units completely demolished and 290,000 units partially damaged. The offensive has also destroyed 200 historical and heritage sites.
The healthcare infrastructure has been critically hit, with 30 hospitals and 53 health centres out of service, 150 health institutions partially destroyed, and 121 ambulances completely demolished.
Since October 7, the Israeli military’s campaign has inflicted severe humanitarian and health crises in the Gaza Strip through relentless bombing and a blockade that restricts access to essential supplies like food, water, medicine, and electricity.
This brutal aggression stands as a flagrant violation of international humanitarian law and human rights, placing civilian lives and properties in grave danger and inflicting profound suffering. The urgency of this situation calls for immediate intervention by the international community to halt the aggression and ensure the protection of civilians in the sector.
International institutions must take decisive action, compelling Israeli forces to comply with international laws and treaties about human rights and international humanitarian law. These bodies must enforce the protection of civilian rights and lives, prevent the targeting of civilians, ensure their safety, and hold those accountable for committing war crimes in the Gaza Strip.