The Israeli army’s offensive in the Gaza Strip has left at least 133 dead and 162 injured in the last 24 hours. This brings the number of victims since the war between the Islamist group Hamas and Israel began on October 7th to 28,473 dead and 68,146 injured.
“The Israeli occupation carried out 16 massacres of families in the Gaza Strip, in which 133 people died and 162 were injured in the last 24 hours,” the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip Health Ministry said, assuring that many of the victims “are still on drugs “in the rubble and on streets,” where the Israeli army blocks access to ambulances and rescuers.
According to the official Palestinian news agency Wafa, Israeli bombings hit the center of the Palestinian enclave, leaving one dead and several injured near Deir al Balah.
Israel is concentrating its offensive on the south of the strip
But Israel has concentrated its military offensive in the south of the Gaza Strip, particularly in Khan Younis, and is preparing a land invasion in Rafah, a city on the border with Egypt where the majority of the nearly two million people displaced by the war (almost the entire population of Gaza) are concentrated, amid an unprecedented humanitarian crisis .
“Most of the population of Rafah has already fled from other areas of the Gaza Strip after Israeli authorities ordered them to “evacuate.” “Civilians have nowhere to turn to escape the bombing and face the real and imminent threat of genocide,” criticized the London-based organization Amnesty International.
New York-based Human Rights Watch recently estimated that “forcing more than a million displaced Palestinians in Rafah to evacuate again without a place of safety would be illegal and have catastrophic consequences.”
The war broke out on October 7 after a Hamas attack in Israel that left nearly 1,200 people dead and about 250 kidnapped.
Since then, despite growing international opposition, Israeli forces have carried out counterattacks by air, land and sea in the devastated Gaza Strip, where at least 28,473 deaths – most of them children and women – have left survivors with displacement, the collapse of hospitals and the collapse of hospitals are faced. the outbreak of epidemics and the ongoing shortage of drinking water, food, medicine and electricity.