Gaza: The Palestinian Ministry of Health has reported that the number of Palestinians who have been martyred in the Israeli attacks on residential areas in Gaza has reached 2,215. These brutal bombings have left a significant impact on the lives of civilians, with 8,714 Palestinians wounded so far, including a large number of women and children.
On the other hand, in the ongoing confrontation with Israel, Hamas has reported over 13 Israeli casualties in Operation “Taufan Al-Aqsa,” with several more injured.
In the midst of this crisis, the European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, has declared the ongoing situation in Gaza a humanitarian crisis. He has highlighted the dire need for international assistance, emphasizing the urgency of transferring 1 million displaced people.
In response, Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, stated that the intense bombing in Gaza is just the beginning.
Meanwhile, the U.S. Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, has arrived in Saudi Arabia. He will discuss the Gaza situation and regional developments with Saudi leaders. Saudi Arabia has strongly condemned the Israeli airstrikes on Gaza and has called for immediate action to protect civilians.
According to reports, Israeli forces have initiated ground operations in Gaza, alongside the ongoing aerial campaigns. Israel’s defense officials have indicated that these actions are aimed at locating and rescuing captured soldiers.
On the international front, the United Nations has expressed deep concern over the situation in Gaza and has condemned the cessation of essential services as a profoundly inhumane act. They have called for an immediate restoration of basic services and humanitarian assistance to the affected population from Israel.
The situation in Gaza remains dire, and international efforts continue to address the escalating crisis and alleviate the suffering of the Palestinian people.