Israeli strikes killed more than 700 civilians in Gaza in the last 24 hours. Meanwhile, the World Health Organization (WHO) has urged an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza, warning that thousands of vulnerable patients are at risk as health facilities face power shortages and lack of supplies.
The WHO said that without “vital fuel and additional health supplies”, several hospitals and clinics in the besieged enclave would be forced to shut down or reduce their services.
The call came as Israel continued its relentless bombardment of Gaza, killing more than 700 Palestinians in the past 24 hours, according to the Palestinian health ministry. The ministry said that the death toll since the start of the Israeli offensive on October 7 has risen to 5,791, including 1,487 children and 1,024 women. More than 16,000 people have been wounded, many of them critically.