The conflict between Israel and Hamas has reached a gruesome milestone: More than 10,000 people have died in Gaza in the four weeks since the conflict began.
On Monday, the Ministry of Health in Gaza reported more than 10,000 people killed — most of them women and children — in the besieged territory. In the West Bank, 155 people have been killed since Oct. 7, the health ministry says.
There have been more than 100 attacks on health care facilities according to several humanitarian groups, including the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees, or UNRWA.
The groups also reported 88 workers with UNRWA have been killed since Oct. 7, “the highest number of United Nations fatalities ever recorded in a single conflict.”
This all started nearly one month ago, on Oct. 7, when Hamas attacked several communities in Israel, killing 1,400 people and kidnapping around 240 people.
Israeli forces launched an intense response that included a bombardment on Gaza from the air and ground invasion, with the ultimate goal of eliminating Hamas.
More than 340 Israeli soldiers have died since the Oct. 7 attacks, Israel said.
Humanitarian groups like the UNRWA continue to plead for the release of hostages and for each party to agree to a cease-fire.
“We need an immediate humanitarian ceasefire. It’s been 30 days. Enough is enough. This must stop now,” the aid groups said.
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