Since October 7th, Israeli forces have airdropped thousands of tons of explosives on the people of Gaza, killing 3,785 and wounding more than 12,000, according to the latest report from the Palestinian Ministry of Health. In addition, Israeli forces killed 74 Palestinians in the West Bank during the past 13 days, and wounded more than 1,300. This makes a total of 3,859 Palestinians killed and 13,500 wounded.
The number of killed includes at least 1,524 children and 1,000 women.
At least eleven journalists have been killed by Israeli forces since October 7th.
According to IsraelPalestine News:
- The World Health Organization (WHO) has documented 59 attacks on health care (including Al Ahli Hospital), resulting in 491 fatalities and 370 injuries, including 16 fatalities among health care workers and 28 injuries of health workers on duty.
- Gaza remains under a full electricity blackout, following Israel’s halt of its electricity and fuel supply to Gaza
- Water production from municipal groundwater sources is at less than five per cent of the pre-hostilities level.
- average water consumption from all sources and for all needs (including cooking and hygiene) dipped to just three litres per day per person, according to estimates by partners of the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Cluster. People have resorted to consuming brackish water extracted from agricultural wells, increasing exposure to pesticides and other chemicals, placing the population at risk of death or infectious disease outbreaks.