Day 197: 34,049 Martyred, 76,901 Injured

Victims of "Israel's" aggression are still trapped beneath the rubble or on the streets as occupation forces obstruct the paths of rescue teams.

The Ministry of Health in Gaza announced in its daily report on the death toll in Gaza that the Israeli occupation committed four massacres against Palestinian civilians over the past 24 hours, killing 37 martyrs and injuring 68.

According to the Health Ministry, the total death toll in Gaza has now risen to 34,049 Palestinians killed and 76,901 injured since October 7, 2023. 

The ministry also emphasized that a number of victims are still trapped beneath the rubble, or lying on the streets, while civil defenses and rescue teams remained unable to reach them. 

Israeli war on Gaza created ‘humanitarian hellscape’: Guterres

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres offered a bleak picture of the Middle East scenario on Thursday, warning that growing tensions over the war on Gaza and Iran’s retaliatory strike on “Israel” might lead to a “full-scale regional conflict.”

Guterres also said that Israeli aggression created a “humanitarian hellscape” for people trapped in the beleaguered Strip.

He told a high-level Security Council meeting that the region was on “a precipice”, citing recent escalations “in words and deeds.”

The Secretary-General reiterated the need for “an immediate humanitarian ceasefire” and an immediate release of all Israeli captives, making no mention of the hundreds of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons. 

Urging “maximum restraint”, he emphasized that “one miscalculation, one miscommunication, one mistake, could lead to the unthinkable — a full-scale regional conflict that would be devastating for all involved.”

He called Gaza a “humanitarian hellscape” and expressed that more needs to be done to allow aid into Gaza by “Israel’s full and active facilitation of humanitarian operations.”

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