Sat. Dec 2nd, 2023
Israeli Strikes Destroy or Damage a Quarter of Buildings in Northern Gaza Strip

According to satellite data analysis, Israeli strikes have destroyed or damaged at least a quarter of buildings in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. The analysis also reveals that the Israeli military has continued to strike various neighborhoods in southern Gaza, including areas along the main evacuation routes.

Israel had ordered over 1.1 million people in the northern sector of the Strip to relocate south. While many complied, others remained, citing a lack of safe places to take shelter. As a result of the Israeli air raids, numerous homes, residential buildings, mosques, and hospitals throughout the entire Gaza Strip have been extensively damaged.

The death toll from Israel’s attacks on Gaza has now surpassed 9,488, with 3,900 children and over 2,405 women among the victims. Additionally, more than 23,516 people have been wounded.

The Tel Aviv regime launched the war in response to Operation al-Aqsa Storm, carried out by Gaza’s resistance groups – their largest operation against the occupying entity in years. Throughout the conflict, the United States has supported Israel’s attacks on the Palestinian territory, claiming it as an act of self-defense. The US has also used its veto power to block a UN Security Council resolution calling for an end to Israel’s aggression.

One noteworthy incident occurred at al-Fakhoura school in Jabalia, Gaza, where an Israeli airstrike killed at least 15 people and injured over 54 others. The school had been serving as a refuge for thousands of displaced Palestinians affected by the Israeli assaults.

There have also been reports of an Israeli airstrike targeting an ambulance convoy outside Shifa Hospital in Gaza City. The attack caused numerous casualties, mainly children. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expressed horror at the incident, emphasizing the dire humanitarian situation in Gaza. He called for respect of international humanitarian law, the protection of civilians and infrastructure, and an unhindered flow of essential supplies and services into Gaza. Guterres appealed for a humanitarian ceasefire, highlighting the need to end the suffering and prevent further escalation of the conflict.