Children in Gaza
Save the Children has reported that more children have died in Gaza in the past three weeks than the annual total killed in conflicts across the globe every year since 2019.
Their report, issued on Sunday, revealed that at least 3,324 children have been killed in Gaza since October 7 and 36 in the occupied West Bank.
Reports from the UN Secretary-General on children and armed conflict have stated that a total of 2,985 children were killed in 24 countries in 2022; 2,515 in 2021, and 2,674 in 2020 across 22 countries.
3,195 children killed in #Gaza in just three weeks has surpassed the annual number of children killed across the world’s conflict zones since 2019. We are calling for an immediate ceasefire. pic.twitter.com/vrEQ846tPB— Save the Children International (@save_children) October 29, 2023
Israel’s ground operation in Gaza
Al Jazeera has highlighted the news briefing of an Israeli army spokesperson which reveals that their army has proceeded with ground operation with additional forces and tanks, while infantry goes further into the Gaza Strip. Additionally, ground forces are supported by air raids.
Dozens of alleged Hamas fighters have reportedly been killed overnight.
This ground offensive is said to escalate with time.
Large number of arrests in occupied West Bank:
Israeli air raid targeted “several” alleged Hamas fighters in refugee camp in Jenin, arresting dozens belonging to armed groups.
700 people, who are said to be Hamas fighters, have reportedly been arrested in the occupied territories since October 7.
As of yet, a total of at least 1,070 suspects have been taken into custody.
Al-Quds hospital in danger
Al-Quds hospital in Gaza is currently under threat of an Israeli attack.
According to Al Jazeera Arabic, medical staff and patients at al-Quds Hospital.
While everyone is expected to evacuate the premises, the staff does not have a place to go to. They add that there are no available hospitals to transfer patients to, especially amid continuous Israeli attacks.
Al-Quds hospital is sheltering 12,000 displaced Gazans and catering to hundreds of patients.