The deadly last Israeli operation in Gaza has resulted in casualties and destruction, worsening the humanitarian situation. According the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in the occupied Palestinian territory, 46 Palestinians were killed, including 15 children and four women. The Ministry of Health in Gaza reported 360 Palestinians injured, including 151 children, 58 women and 19 older persons.
Destruction following the Israeli airstrike during the escalation on last weekend, August 2022 (Photo: OCHA)
In addition, 1,761 housing units in Gaza sustained damages, 18 of which are fully destroyed and 68 severely damaged. 84 families (450 individuals) are displaced in the host community, and 8,500 individuals have been affected by housing damages. As of 8 August, there are no reports of displaced people in UNRWA schools.
According to the Israeli authorities, a total of 70 Israelis were injured. Magen David Adom, Israel’s national emergency service, reported that 47 Israelis were evacuated by the organization to hospitals from the beginning of the escalation until 22:00 on last Sunday. Three people were injured from shrapnel, 31 people were injured while running to shelters, and 13 from shock. Israeli sources stated that at least three shells hit near Erez crossing, causing damages, and that 1,100 rockets and projectiles were fired from Gaza throughout the escalation, of which approximately 900 crossed into Israel and 200 fell short and landed within Gaza.
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