Humanitarian Crisis Deepens as Israeli Attacks Ravage Gaza, Displacing Hundreds of Thousands

The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has reported that over one million people, nearly half of Gaza's total population, have been displaced due to extensive Israeli shelling in the region.

Iran (IMNA) - Of these, approximately 600,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) are located in the Middle Area, Khan Yunis, and Rafah. Shockingly, nearly 400,000 individuals seeking refuge are currently housed in UNRWA facilities, surpassing the agency's capacity to provide adequate assistance, including shelter, food, water, and psychological support.

Tragically, UNRWA has also confirmed the deaths of 14 of its staff members in Gaza, with the possibility of this number rising further. These losses underscore the severity of the situation.

On October 7, Hamas, the Palestinian resistance movement, initiated Operation Al-Aqsa Storm in response to the ongoing desecration of the al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied al-Quds and the escalating Israeli atrocities against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank. This operation involved widespread air, land, and sea strikes.

In retaliation, Israel launched intensive air strikes targeting civilian areas in the Gaza Strip. According to the health ministry in Gaza, these strikes have resulted in the deaths of at least 2,670 Palestinians, with approximately 10,000 others sustaining injuries. Moreover, Israel has intensified its siege on Gaza, depriving the city, which is home to over 2.3 million Palestinians, of basic necessities such as water, electricity, fuel, and internet access.

Disturbingly, reports indicate that Israel has also destroyed around 135,000 houses and residential units in Gaza since the beginning of its brutal attacks. The scale of destruction is deeply concerning and exacerbates the already dire humanitarian crisis in the area.

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