Gaza: Six employees of the United Nations Palestinian refugee agency were killed in Gaza within just 24 hours.
According to international news agencies, the total number of deaths of UN employees due to hostilities since October 7 has now reached 35.
Following the major attacks on Israel in its 75-year history by Hamas resistance forces, Israeli bombardment which has continued for more than 2 weeks has not even spared humanitarian and relief workers in the Gaza Strip.
The UN’s humanitarian agency UNRWA has stated, “Since the start of hostilities, at least 16 health workers have been killed while on duty, along with 35 UNRWA staff.”
UNRWA provides assistance to 5.6 million Palestinian refugees in Gaza, the West Bank, East Jerusalem, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria.
According to Gaza’s Ministry of Health, more than 5,000 Palestinians have been killed during Israeli bombings on the Gaza Strip.
Israel, which claims that Hamas’ forces have also captured 222 soldiers, is preparing for a full-scale ground offensive on the Palestinian enclave.
UNRWA tweeted, “to our 35 colleagues who have been killed in Gaza since October 7. We grieve and we remember. These are not just numbers. These are our friends and colleagues,”
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres also expressed his condolences on Twitter, saying, “35 of our UNRWA colleagues — humanitarian, teachers — (who) have been killed in Gaza since October 7”
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