June 25, 2024

Athens News

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Gaza: more than 27,700 dead since war began


According to a statement by the Palestinian enclave’s Ministry of Health, since October 7, as a result of Israeli attacksat least 27,708 Palestinians were killed and 67,147 injured in Gaza.

The ministry said in a press statement that over the past 24 hours, Israeli troops have killed 107 Palestinians and wounded 143 others. The ministry added that due to intense Israeli shelling and a shortage of civil defense units and ambulances, some victims are still trapped under the rubble. .

Eyewitnesses told Xinhua that Israeli forces blew up an area where residential buildings were located and destroyed a house next to the Nasser public hospital in the city of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip. Palestinian factions said in separate statements that their fighters clashed with Israeli troops in Khan Yunis.

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said in a statement that after a 10-day blockade, it evacuated about 8,000 displaced people from Al-Amal Hospital and PRCS headquarters in Khan Younis. Only 40 elderly internally displaced persons, about 80 sick and wounded, as well as 100 administrative and medical personnel remained in the medical facility.

Israeli troops killed four Palestinians during a raid on a house in the Al-Salam area of ​​Rafah in southern Gaza, Palestinian paramedics said. Rafah is the last refuge for about half of the enclave’s 2.3 million residents, who have been forced to flee their homes in search of safer ground.

According to eyewitnesses, Israeli troops fired shots and exchanged fire with armed men in several areas and neighborhoods of Gaza City, including Sheikh Ajlin, Tal al-Hawa and Sheikh Radwan.

On February 6, a protest demonstration in support of Palestine took place in Athens. The organizers were the Palestinian community in Greece and left-wing organizations.

In connection with the demonstration, Greek police strengthened security at the Israeli Embassy in Athens.





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