The number of deaths in the Gaza Strip surpassed 5,000 this Monday (23) after the region was hit by hundreds of Israeli air strikes overnight. 2,055 children and 1,119 women were killed in the attacks. The total number of people injured in attacks since the start of the conflict exceeds 15,200 people, according to information from Palestinian authorities.

In Israel, more than 1,400 people have been killed and more than 5,400 injured since the Hamas attack on October 7, Israeli authorities report.

At least 150 people died at al-Shifa Hospital, the largest in Gaza, or were already dead upon arrival between Sunday and Monday, a doctor told the newspaper The Washington Post on condition of anonymity to protect your security.

“Last night was the most violent since the beginning. We thought it was the beginning of the ground invasion, because that’s what usually happens; [as coisas ficam] intensified before a land invasion. Most people are killed at night (…) because the bombing of residential houses happens at night, when they are sleeping, without prior warning,” she said.

Insufficient humanitarian aid

The spokesperson for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) stated this Monday (23) that only 54 humanitarian aid trucks have entered the Gaza Strip so far, a number considered insufficient.

“We have teams on standby as well as supplies ready to be sent and these items are definitely needed, including medical supplies. Our teams in Gaza have visited some of the hospitals and seen firsthand how difficult and challenging the situation is,” said the spokesman. ICRC voice on Al Jazeera television network.

Hospitals in Gaza say they cannot continue to operate without fuel, entry to which remains prohibited by Israel. The White House said US President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agreed on Sunday that there would be a “continuous flow” of humanitarian aid to the region.

Editing: Thalita Pires


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