Gaza, 8 October 2023 (TDI): The Gaza Strip, Palestine, has once again become a focal point of escalating violence at the hands of Israeli Forces, resulting in a catastrophic humanitarian crisis affecting both Palestinian and Israeli communities.
Recent events have witnessed Israeli military operations targeting homes and civilian buildings, as well as the severe disruption of essential services such as electricity, fuel, gas, and food commodities to the Gaza Strip.
The Palestinian Ministry of Health has reported a grave toll on the Palestinian population, with 313 Palestinian lives lost and approximately 1990 individuals injured due to Israeli airstrikes.
This surge in violence has been characterized by an Israeli retaliation against Palestinian civilians in response to Operation Al-Aqsa Storm launched by Hamas early Saturday.
It has led to the destruction of more than 15 buildings in Gaza. Shockingly, two of these buildings included 100 apartments each, exacerbating the already dire housing situation in the region.
In parallel, Israeli communities have also suffered significant losses, with over 350 Israeli soldiers losing their lives and more than 1900 soldiers and settlers wounded, with 345 of them in critical condition.
670 Israeli civilians have lost their lives during these events, while several Israeli prisoners from the army and settlers remain in the custody of Palestinian freedom fighters.
The ongoing tensions in the Gaza Strip and the wider Middle East region continue to pose a significant threat to peace and stability, demanding immediate international attention and intervention to address the humanitarian crisis & bring an end to the violence.