Death Toll in Gaza From Ongoing Israeli Bombardment Soars To 36,096: Health Ministry

Tue May 28 2024
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GAZA STRIP: The death toll of the Palestinians in Gaza from more than seven months of relentless bombardments soared to 36,096, reported the health ministry on Tuesday.

According to the Palestinian health ministry, at least 46 Palestinians were martyred over the past 24 hours. At least 81,136 people have been wounded in the Gaza Strip since the war began on October 7.

On Monday, Israel, despite the United Nations top court order to stop the military operation in Gaza, attacked a Palestinian refugee camp in which 45 people were killed.

Following the attack, the United Nations Security Council has summoned a closed-door emergency meeting for today on the Gaza situation.

The closed-door session was requested by Algeria, a current non-permanent member of the council.

Rafah, a city near the Gaza-Egypt border, has been a focal point of conflict and humanitarian crises. The recent Israeli airstrike adds to the escalating tensions and violence in the region, exacerbating the plight of civilians caught in the crossfire. The exact number of casualties remains unconfirmed, but initial reports indicate a severe impact on the already vulnerable displaced persons in the camp.

The emergency meeting underscores the international community’s heightened concern over the deteriorating situation in Gaza. The Security Council’s response and any subsequent actions or resolutions will be closely watched, as they hold potential implications for the broader Middle East peace process. As a non-permanent member of the Security Council, Algeria’s request for this meeting reflects its proactive stance on addressing urgent humanitarian issues and conflicts in the region. Algeria’s ambassador to the UN is expected to emphasize the need for immediate humanitarian aid and a ceasefire to protect civilians in Gaza.

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