IP - UN humanitarian chief Martin Griffiths on Friday said Gaza had become "uninhabitable" after relentless bombing by Israeli forces from October 7th, 2023.

Iran Press/ West Asia: The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs - OCHA - announced 74 percent of the Gaza buildings were damaged.

"Three months after Israeli relentless bombardment since 7 October attacks, Gaza has become a place of death and despair," Griffiths said in a statement, adding that "Gaza has simply become uninhabitable. Its people are witnessing daily threats to their very existence while the world watches on, UN humanitarian chief Martin Griffiths said.

With much of the Gaza Strip already reduced to rubble, air strikes continued through the night in the southern cities of Khan Yunis and Rafah as well as parts of central Gaza.

At least 22,722 people killed and 58,166 wounded in Israeli attacks on Gaza since October 7. 

On average, the number of children being killed every day in the enclave ‘is well over 100’, a Doctors Without Borders doctor warns.

315 Palestinians have also been killed in the West Bank since October 7, According to a UN report. Among the fatalities were 81 children.

Of those killed in the occupied West Bank, 306 were killed by Israeli forces, eight by Israeli settlers, and another one by either Israeli forces or settlers.

More than 342 schools have been damaged across the Gaza Strip. This has affected the education of 400,700 students, who have not attended school since the war began 3, the UN agency OCHA - United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs- has said.

Gaza and Khan Younis governorates, as well as northern Gaza, are highly affected, accounting for 74 percent of the total damage, the agency said.

“About 90 percent of school buildings are being utilised as shelters by IDPs [displaced people],” it said in a statement.


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