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Israel-Hamas war: more than 30 thousand people have died in Gaza to date

According to the UN, the war that began on October 7 has transformed the Palestinian territory into a “death zone”. It is the bloodiest of five conflicts between Israel and Hamas since Hamas took power in Gaza in 2007.

It’s a terrible balance. On Thursday 29 February, the Hamas Ministry of Health announced that the war with Israel, which began on 7 October, was “ more than 30,000 » died in Gaza, he reportedFrench media agency. A “ death zone »According to the United Nations, this war is by far the bloodiest of the five conflicts between Israel and Palestine since Hamas took power in Gaza in 2007.

More than half of the residents are displaced

In total, 1.7 million Palestinians out of 2.4 million inhabitants were forced to flee their homes devastated by Israeli bombing. Furthermore, a slow death awaits them. Again according to the UN, the majority of Gaza’s population is threatened by famine, especially in the north, where destruction, fighting and looting make the delivery of aid almost impossible.

This assessment comes as the war’s main mediators, the United States and Qatar, say they hope to get one truce allowing the release of hostages held in Gaza before the start of Ramadan, the holy Muslim month of fasting that begins around March 11.

Pregnant women are at greater risk of death

Women also suffer a slow death. Since the beginning of the war, abortions have increased by 300%. Because hospitals, which are overcrowded, do not have sterile medical equipment and/or can no longer provide anesthesia.


Pregnant women have difficulty carrying a healthy, full-term pregnancy: they are at higher risk infection and of death after childbirth or cesarean section, due to lack of instruments and non-sterilized parts.

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They also do not benefit from any postnatal care, hospitals are overloaded. Therefore, infant mortality has significantly increased, due to malnutrition mothers – resources are becoming increasingly scarce, Gaza is under blockade – and the consequences of this on breastfeeding.

On the Israeli side, the October 7 attack on the Reim music festival killed at least 1,160 people, mostly civilians, according to an AFP tally based on official data. During the attack, around 250 people were kidnapped and taken to prison. Gaza. According to Israel, there are still 130 hostages held.


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