The number of martyrs in the Gaza Strip increased as a result of the Israeli aggression to 6,546, including 2,704 children, 1,584 women, and 364 elderly people, while 17,439 Palestinians have sustained injuries. The Gaza Ministry of Health said, in a press statement on Wednesday, that the Israeli occupation committed 44 massacres in the past few hours, claiming the lives of 756 people, including 344 children, in addition to wounding 1,142 Palestinians. It added that the Israeli occupation's massacres were mostly committed in the southern region of the Gaza Strip, noting that 65 percent of this week's victims were in the southern Gaza Strip, which the Israeli occupation claims is a safe area. The indicator of the number of casualties in the Gaza Strip is rising steadily after the Baptist Hospital massacre, which "the world remained silent about," it said. According to the ministry, the occupation has committed 688 massacres against families, claiming the lives of 4,807 martyrs, while twofold that number is still under rubble. About 149 families lost more than 10 members in those massacres, it explained. The ministry indicated that it had received 1,600 reports of missing persons, including 900 children still under rubble, indicating that the occupation's targeting of the health system led to the damage of 57 institutions, the deaths of 73 medical staff, and the destruction of 25 ambulances, while 12 hospitals and 32 health centers went out of service as a result of the targeting or the failure to bring in fuel.
Source: Jordan News Agency