Gaza authorities have said that at least 13,300 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza since October 7. The death toll, released Monday by the Gaza government media office, includes 5,600 children and 3,550 women.
Israeli forces continued their offensive against Hamas in northern Gaza, closing in on the Indonesian hospital where thousands of patients and displaced people have been taking refuge for weeks. World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said he was “dismayed” by reports that 12 people, including patients, were killed in overnight bombings on the last operating hospital in northern Gaza. Some 200 patients were evacuated from the Indonesian hospital on Monday, Gaza’s health ministry said.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that health services in Gaza have suffered “catastrophic” damage. most hospitals are no longer functioning. Michael Ryan, executive director of the WHO’s health emergencies programme, warned that the thousands of injuries suffered by civilians across Gaza, combined with the growing public health crisis in the besieged enclave, constitute a “recipe for The epidemics “. He also called Israel’s cooperation on humanitarian aid to Gaza “poor.”
The medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said a clinic it operated in Gaza City was attacked on Monday morning. Part of the building was ravaged by flames, the press release said, and four MSF marked cars were set on fire while a fifth was found crushed by a heavy goods vehicle or a tank. The charity said it was not immediately aware of the status of one staff member and 20 family members.
Twenty-eight premature babies were rescued from al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City and taken to Egypt on Monday. The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) says 31 “very sick” babies were transferred from al-Shifa hospital in a joint operation with the UN and the Palestinian Society of the Red Crescent, and that 12 of them had been airlifted to Cairo. There are three babies left in Gaza.
Israel and Hamas appear to be moving towards an agreement that would see the release of a significant number of hostages, perhaps in exchange for a limited ceasefire and the release of Palestinian prisoners from Israeli jails. Joe Biden said Monday that he believed a deal was close, and the White House later said the United States was “doing everything it could” and that it believed “we were closer than we never were.”
The families of Israeli hostages held by Hamas have clashed with far-right Israeli politicians who want to introduce the death penalty. as a possible punishment for captured Hamas members. Families said Monday that just talking about it could put their loved ones’ lives in danger. The row highlights deep divisions in Israel over how to handle the hostage crisis.
The UN secretary-general said it was clear that the war in Gaza had resulted in “an unprecedented massacre of civilians and unparalleled in any conflict”. since he took office in 2017. At a press conference on Monday, Guterres also said he did not believe a UN protectorate in Gaza would be a solution to the conflict and that war had to “evolve in a determined and irreversible manner towards a two-person situation”. state solution”.
Relief trucks from Jordan entered Gaza from Egypt on Monday with plans to set up a new field hospital. in the town of Khan Younis, south of Gaza. Jordanian state media said it hoped the facility would help alleviate some of the humanitarian crisis as Israeli forces seize medical facilities in the north.
Yemen’s Houthi rebels say they have seized what they call an Israeli cargo ship in the Red Sea, and warned that all ships linked to Israel “will become a legitimate target for the armed forces.” They have since released video footage showing armed men seizing a ship. Israel said the ship was a British cargo ship and operated by Japan.
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