More than 124,000 Palestinians in Gaza displaced — Report

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GAZA — As of Sunday, October 8, more than 17,000 families with more than 124,000 Palestinians in Gaza have been displaced by Israeli raids, the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported. اضافة اعلان

Of the IDPs, 73,538 are residents of 64 UNRWA schools, some of which are for emergency shelters, the office’s humanitarian further highlighted.

Meanwhile, Palestinian Authorities reported that at least 413 Palestinians were killed during the ongoing Israeli aggression for the second day on the Gaza Strip, and 13 others in the West Bank, including one child, in the occupied West Bank.

According to the report, the Israeli airstrikes and shelling targeted homes and residential buildings in Gaza, "without warning to evacuate residents," noting that 4 large multi-storey residential towers of residential units (Palestine, Al-Hashim, Watan, Al-Aklok) in Gaza City was completely destroyed, Al Mamlaka TV reported.

According to Gaza’s Ministry of Public Works and Housing, 159 housing units were destroyed, while 1,210 housing units were severely damaged.

The report also shared that 6 health care workers were killed and 4 others were injured as a result of Israeli airstrikes, which also damaged 7 health care facilities and 9 ambulances and damaged water and sanitation-related facilities due to Israeli airstrikes undermined the provision of water, sanitation and hygiene services to more than 400,000 people.

On major restrictions and gaps, the report said a lack of electricity/internet hinder frontline workers from connecting children to their parents during family visit services as well as limited access to basic emergency information (ambulances, police and civil defense).

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