Almost 1.9M Palestinian displaced across Gaza Strip since Oct. 7: UN

ISTANBUL: Almost 1.9 million people, or over 80% of the population, have been displaced across the Gaza Strip since Oct. 7, the UN Agency for Palestinian refugees or UNRWA said Monday in a statement.

As of Dec. 2, 111 UNRWA staffers have been killed since the beginning of the war, it added.

The Israeli army resumed bombing the Gaza Strip early Friday after declaring an end to a weeklong humanitarian pause.

The death toll from Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip has surged to 15,899 since the start of the conflict on Oct. 7, the Health Ministry in the besieged Palestinian enclave announced Sunday.

The number of wounded through the same period has risen to 41,316.

The official Israeli death toll stands at 1,200.

Many were displaced early in the war, when Israel ordered Palestinians in northern Gaza to move to the southern strip, implying that they would be safer there, despite warnings that such a huge displacement would be a humanitarian catastrophe.

In the days and weeks since, however, Israel has also targeted the southern strip, leading many observers to say that nowhere in the strip is safe. — AA


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