The latest balance by the Gaza Strip health authorities brings the death toll from the bombing of the Palestinian enclave by the Israeli army to 248, according to the region’s Ministry of Health, under the control of the Islamist movement Hamas.
According to the Israeli newspaper “Haaretz”, the number of wounded remains at 1,948. It is estimated that there are a total of 66 children among the deceased.
In the meantime and in the last few hours, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has reported that the first humanitarian aid has already arrived in the Gaza Strip following the ceasefire early Friday after 11 days of clashes between Israel and the Islamist movement and its people associated militias had been reached.
According to UNICEF, in a statement, 18 aid containers with humanitarian supplies with first aid kits, medicines and 10,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine from the Sinopharm laboratory reached the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom Pass.
The agency also recalled that since the ceasefire came into force, water and fuel supplies had been distributed with other organizations and allies to meet the needs of 72,000 people.
UNICEF Special Envoy Lucia Elmi thanked the end of the confrontation for the large number of victims in the Gaza Strip, including 50,000 children who had to flee their homes due to violence.
“The ceasefire will give families much-needed rest and access to much-needed personnel and humanitarian aid for the Gaza Strip,” he added.