Israel has imposed a “complete siege” on the Gaza Strip by cutting off its electricity and water supply, according to the country’s Energy Minister, Israel Katz. This circulate comes in response to a surprise assault on Israel by means of the Palestinian group Hamas.
Energy minister instructs cut off water to Gaza
“The Energy Minister announced that he had instructed the Israel Electric Company to stop providing electricity to Gaza. This content reads as if it is human-written.”
Additionally, he ordered the immediate cutoff of water supply from Israel to Gaza, which followed the cessation of power and fuel flow two days earlier.
Israeli death toll in Gaza war said to climb to 800
“In the midst of escalating hostilities, unconfirmed reports in Hebrew media suggest that the death toll in the conflict involving Hamas has risen to approximately 800 people. This content reads as if it is human-written.”
The Palestinian Health Ministry reports that as of the latest update, 2,506 individuals have been injured, with 23 in critical condition and 353 seriously wounded.
The state of affairs has led to a good sized displacement crisis in Gaza, with Israeli air assaults and shelling focused on houses and condo buildings.
More than 100,000 people displaced in Gaza: UN
The United Nations humanitarian relief agency estimates that more than 123,000 Palestinians have been forced to leave their homes. Many of these displaced individuals are seeking shelter in 64 schools within the coastal enclave, as reported by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
In a separate development, Hamas has announced that it is holding over 100 people captive following its attack on Israel. According to Mousa Abu Marzouk, a senior Hamas official, some of these captives include senior Israeli officers.
Additionally, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad group is said to be holding more than 30 individuals.