The death toll from the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas has risen to 1,800, with approximately 1,000 Israelis and 830 Palestinians reported dead.
Israel refused a request to bring food and medical supplies into the Gaza Strip, Hussein Al-Sheikh, secretary general of the executive committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization PLO.
“We call on the international humanitarian institutions and the international community to intervene urgently to stop the aggression, allow the entry of relief materials, and restore electricity and water, because the Gaza Strip is facing a major humanitarian catastrophe,” he said.
Additionally, around 200,000 Palestinians have been displaced due to the airstrikes on the Gaza Strip. The situation continues to deteriorate, with both sides engaged in hostilities and a growing humanitarian crisis in the region.
Gaza’s Health Ministry said at least 687 Palestinians had been martyred and 3,726 wounded in Israeli air strikes on the blockaded enclave since Saturday.
Israel also bombed the headquarters of the private Palestinian Telecommunication Co, which could affect landline telephone, internet and mobile phone services.
Live footage shared by Al Jazeera Arabic shows Israeli jets destroying infrastructures in Gaza, including the Palestinian Islamic National Bank.
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The Israeli military said it hit targets in the Gaza Strip from the sea and air, including a weapons depot it said belonged to Islamic Jihad and Hamas targets along Gaza’s coastline.