NewsNightmarish reports. The UN raises the alarm after Israel's strike

Nightmarish reports. The UN raises the alarm after Israel's strike

The tragedy of Gaza's inhabitants
The tragedy of Gaza's inhabitants
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2:18 AM EDT, October 11, 2023

In retaliation, Israel struck the Gaza Strip. The drama of the residents continues. The UN reports terrifying data. Over 123,538 people have been internally displaced in Gaza.

Since Saturday, when Israel began shelling the Gaza Strip, over 123 thousand residents of this area had to leave their homes - this information was released on Monday by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

OCHA, which is one of the UN agencies responsible for coordinating humanitarian aid worldwide, reported that "over 123,538 people have been internally displaced in Gaza, primarily due to security concerns and destruction of their homes".

According to data provided by OCHA, over 73 thousand people who had to leave their homes are currently seeking shelter in schools. Some of these individuals have been placed in temporary shelters, which were quickly organized in response to the escalating crisis.

Adnan Abu Hasna, a spokesperson for the United Nations Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA), emphasized that "these schools have electricity, provided meals, clean water, and psychological and medical support."

The Gaza Strip, which covers an area of about 141 square miles, is inhabited by 2.3 million Palestinians and has been governed by Hamas since 2007.

The number of fatal casualties from the attack, which started on Saturday, has already exceeded 700. The Palestinian Hamas, who is in power in the Gaza Strip, carried out an attack on Israel, as a result of which 493 Palestinians were killed, and more than 2750 were injured. On the Israeli side, the number of injuries is 2382. These tragic pieces of information were conveyed on Monday by the health ministries of both sides of the conflict.

Accusation of war crimes

The Israeli Ambassador to the UN, Gilad Erdan, accused Hamas of war crimes on Sunday. He stated that it's time to "destroy Hamas' terrorist infrastructure" while simultaneously maintaining proper progress of normalization talks with Saudi Arabia.

- These are war crimes, documented blatant war crimes - Erdan said urgently at a UN Security Council meeting held behind closed doors.

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