Gaza Toll Reaches 30,000 As Israeli Troops Kill Over Hundred Waiting For Food UN Warns Of Imminent Famine | 10 Updates


(MENAFN- Live Mint) "Israel-Gaza war: Gaza's Health Ministry said the Palestinian death toll from the war in the territory climbed to 30,035, with another 70,457 wounded since the start of the Israel-Hamas war nearly five months ago, health officials in the territory said Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said on Thursday that more than 25,000 women and children had been killed by Israel since October 7, adding that Israel can and should do more to protect civilians aid truck massacreOn Thursday a strike was reported on a crowd of people waiting for aid in Gaza City.
At least 104 people were killed as Palestinians lined up for humanitarian assistance, said Gaza's Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra to Reuters citing an Israeli source, Israeli troops opened fire at 'several people' among a crowd that surrounded aid trucks in the Gaza Strip after feeling under threat hold onto keys to lost homes in GazaPalestinians displaced by Israel's military offensive on Gaza are holding onto keys to damaged or destroyed homes as a symbol of their loss, a tradition dating back to the mass displacement of 1948 looms GazaWhile mediators say a truce deal between Israel and Hamas could be just days away, aid agencies have sounded the alarm about the dire humanitarian conditions and warned of a looming famine in Gaza's north starved, killedThe war that began as retaliation from Israel, only to have progressed into something akin to a genocide, has driven 80% of Gaza's population of 2.3 million Palestinians from their homes, and UN officials say a quarter of the population is starving war has unleashed a humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza and sparked global concern over the situation in Rafah, Gaza's southernmost town along the border with Egypt, where 1.4 million Palestinians have sought safety from Israel's daily bombardments aid reaches north Gaza for first time in weeks, and Israeli hostages' families push for release mulls ground offensive in RafahIsrael has planned ground assault on Rafah in the Gaza Strip. UN human rights chief
has stated that the attack would contravene the orders issued by the United Nations' highest court refuses to budgeIsrael's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that he will not stop the genocide unless“all Hamas fighters” are dead. The Hamas and Netanyahu both have refused ceasefire requests even from Tel Aviv's biggest ally United States Hamas hostage crisisHamas fighters had reportedly abducted roughly 250 people, according to Israeli authorities, following the 7 October attack. Roughly 100 were freed about 50 days into their captivity. Some 130 hostages remain and Israel says about a quarter of them are dead appropriates 650 acres of West Bank land near big settlementAccording to Reuters report, Israel appropriated on Thursday several tracts of land near a major Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank. The Israeli administration however, has no plan for construction there fears war with Lebanon's HezbollahIn the green hills of the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights near Lebanon, Arye and Ditza Alon are hiking through a tranquil nature reserve, wondering whether the wider region could become a war zone mediators hope for a truce soon in the Israel-Hamas war raging in Gaza to the south, fears are growing that months of cross-border clashes in the north could escalate into a bigger conflict Sea CrisisYemen's Iran-backed Houthi rebels have been targeting ships in the Red Sea since November in a campaign they say is in solidarity with Palestinians amid the Gaza war. The US had also launched retaliatory and preventive strikes on Yemen and Houthi vessels.
The Red Sea attacks have raised insurance premiums for shipping companies, forcing many to avoid the vital route that normally carries about 12 percent of global maritime trade companies are opting for a lengthy detour around Africa, which adds considerable fuel and other costs.(With agency inputs)

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