The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East announced (UNRWA) reported the killing of 5 of its employees in Gaza during the past two days, which raises the number of its employees killed in Gaza Since the beginning of the war to 79 people.
The UN agency said yesterday evening, Sunday, that it had received confirmation of the death of two of its employees, indicating that they were killed on October 24, and that the number of those wounded among its employees in the Gaza Strip as a result of the Israeli bombing had reached 24 people since the beginning of the war on the seventh of last month.
It reported that 48 of its facilities in different parts of Gaza had been damaged by the bombing, and that many of its employees lost their relatives and friends and were forced to flee their homes. Despite this, they continue to work tirelessly to provide humanitarian assistance to the residents of the Strip.
1.5 million displaced people
UNRWA said that more than 1.5 million people in Gaza have been displaced from their homes since the beginning of the war, and that nearly half of them reside in 149 of its facilities.
The agency indicated that it lost communication with the vast majority of its team in Gaza during Israel’s cutting off of communications in the Strip yesterday, which is the third time that the occupation has cut off communications during the past ten days.
The Israeli occupation army targeted several UNRWA schools, the most recent of which was Al-Fakhoura School in the northern Gaza Strip, which is the largest school in Jabalia camp and houses thousands of displaced people. The bombing led to the death and injury of dozens of displaced Palestinians who took refuge there.
A spokesman for the Ministry of Health in Gaza told Al Jazeera that the bombing of Al Fakhoura School resulted in the death of 12 Palestinians and the wounding of at least 54.