The Israeli army attack near El Amal City Hospital in Khan Younis has killed at least 20 people and wounded several others, according to the Gaza Health Ministry. The ministry revealed that 195 lives were lost and 325 injuries occurred in various Israeli attacks over the past 24 hours.

As the conflict intensifies, United Nations Chief Antonio Guterres has appointed Sigrid Kaag as Gaza’s aid coordinator.

Herzi Halevi, the chief of staff for Israeli forces, has declared that the war on Gaza is expected to continue for many months. Since 7 October, the Gaza Strip has witnessed a total of 21,110 people killed and 55,243 wounded in Israeli attacks. The revised death toll from Hamas’s attack on Israel stands at 1,139.

Meanwhile, the UN agency OCHA (Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs) has, since 7 October, reported 367 Israeli settler attacks against Palestinians, resulting in Palestinian casualties (36 incidents), damage to Palestinian-owned property (285 incidents), or both casualties and damage to property (46 incidents). The weekly average of incidents since 7 October has surged to 32, compared to 21 incidents per week between 1 January and 6 October, 2023. OCHA highlights that one-third of these incidents involve firearms, including shootings and threats of shootings. In nearly half of all recorded acts, Israeli forces were either accompanying or reportedly seen as supporting the attackers.

The Chief Economist of the World Food Programme (WFP) noted that the unfolding food insecurity situation in Gaza, observed over just two months, is unprecedented. The entire population in the Gaza Strip faces an imminent risk of famine, marking the largest proportion of households affected by acute food insecurity ever recorded globally, according to a report by several UN agencies and other NGOs.