Humanitarian agencies are struggling to deliver aid to Gaza as they come under Israeli attacks, while international efforts intensify to broker a truce. The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has sounded the alarm, declaring the worst state of affairs in the region.

UNRWA’s director in Gaza, Thomas White, reported that an Israeli navy attack targeted a UN truck carrying vital food supplies.

As humanitarian organisation continue to face increasing challenges due to Israeli attacks, the Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) has revealed that approximately 8,000 displaced individuals fled al-Amal Hospital in Khan Younis following a prolonged siege by Israeli forces.

Meanwhile, United States Secretary of State Blinken’s visit to the Middle East seeks to broker a deal between Israel and Hamas, emphasising a truce and the release of captives on both sides. Israeli forces have killed at least 27,478 Palestinians, most of whom were women and children, and wounded nearly 67,000 others in Gaza since 7 October.

At least 107 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli attacks across Gaza in last 24 hours, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry.

In recent Israeli attacks, Jabalia refugee camp has been reduced into rubble. The camp, targeted multiple times during the Israeli offensive, witnessed atrocities, including the massacre of innocent civilians and widespread destruction of homes.

As Israel, with unconditional support from the US, the UK, and some Western governments, continues its military offensive in Gaza, Brigadier General Yahya Saree of the Houthi group has denounced the oppression of the Palestinian people and launched retaliatory strikes against American and British ships in the Red Sea. Saree warned of further military operations targeting hostile vessels and reiterated support for Gaza, vowing to continue until the siege is lifted and aggression against its people ceases.