The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says that “more than 17,500 families, amounting to more than 123,538 people, have been displaced.”
Hours earlier, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees reported that its facilities welcomed 74,000 Palestinians in the past 48 hours.
During the weekend, planes attacked houses and apartments in that territory, in some cases, hitting them without warning so that residents could evacuate, OCHA said in a report on the humanitarian situation. coastal conditions after the start of hostilities. between Israel and Hamas.
“Four large multi-story residential towers (Palestina, Al-Hashim, Wattan and Al Aklouk) in Gaza City were completely destroyed,” although in these cases the first warnings were given to their tenants, he emphasized. .
The entity, citing territorial officials, highlighted that at least 159 houses have been destroyed, while 1,210 have suffered serious damage.
Six health workers were killed and four others were injured in the Israeli airstrikes, which also damaged seven health care centers and nine ambulances, he said.
On the night of October 7, the Israeli authorities stopped supplying electricity to Gaza, reducing the electricity hours to three or four a day, he said.
In this regard, OCHA warned that the Gaza plant “is currently the only source of energy and may run out of fuel within days.”
The escalation of violence began on Saturday morning, when the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) launched thousands of rockets against Israel and then began a ground offensive from the coastal enclave that took out the Army and establishments of security in complete surprise.
Hamas announced that day that the campaign was a response to systematic crimes by Israeli security forces and civilians committed over the years.
Since then, more than 700 people have died in Israel and another 2,382 have been injured, including 73 soldiers and 34 policemen.
Meanwhile, health authorities in Gaza reported that 413 people lost their lives there, including 91 children and 61 women, and more than 2,300 were injured.