In the last 24 hours, a significant number of Palestinians lost their lives in the ongoing Israeli attacks on Gaza. The government media office in Gaza reported that casualties have now reached 11,180, including nearly 8,000 children and women, with over 28,000 injuries.
Intense clashes between the Israeli army and Hamas fighters persist in northern Gaza, with milder clashes reported in the central strip. Israeli ground forces have effectively separated the north and south, maintaining a corridor leading to the south.
Israeli airstrikes continue around the non-operational Al Shifa Medical Complex in Gaza City, endangering life-supporting devices, including those for infants. The Palestinian Red Crescent warned of dehydration among Palestinian infants due to the disruption of baby formula under the current siege.
Gaza’s health ministry spokesman, Ashraf al-Qedra, reported at least five casualties in the past hours due to power outages after the hospital ran out of fuel. Israel Defense Forces (IDF) spokesperson Richard Hecht denied targeting or besieging the Al Shifa complex, claiming that efforts to evacuate babies are hindered by Hamas interference.
Regarding negotiations on the release of hostages, two Hamas officials denied suspending talks with Israel. A Hamas source mentioned no knowledge of such suspension, while Zaher Jabarin, overseeing prisoners’ affairs, stated that the movement is open to negotiations under appropriate security conditions.
On a humanitarian note, the Rafah crossing witnessed the entry of 53 trucks carrying essential supplies. However, the total number remains below the required quantities to meet the needs of the two million people besieged in Gaza, according to the United Nations.
In the past 24 hours, five Israeli soldiers were reported killed in Gaza, bringing the total number of soldiers killed since the start of ground operations to 43, according to official Israeli sources.