Israel-Palestine claims lives of 10,022 civilians in just one month, contrast to Russia-Ukraine was that claims 9,806 civilian lives in 620 days
Muslim Network TV Desk
GAZA CITY, Palestine – The Gaza Strip is grappling with an unparalleled humanitarian catastrophe as the death toll from the ongoing conflict has surged past 10,000 in just one month, eclipsing the total number of civilian casualties recorded during the 620-day war between Russia and Ukraine.
The relentless violence has left Gaza in ruins, with staggering casualties among civilians, including children and women.
As of the latest figures provided by Palestinian authorities, at least 10,022 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza since the conflict erupted, with an alarming breakdown that includes 4,104 children, 2,641 women, and 596 elderly individuals.
Moreover, the number of injuries has soared to at least 25,408, including 6,360 children, 4,891 women, and 596 elderly people. Shockingly, over 2,300 Palestinians remain trapped under the rubble of demolished buildings.
The situation has taken a devastating toll on Palestinian families, with 1,031 recorded massacres against families, resulting in over 6,120 family members killed. Additionally, 50 families have been annihilated, and 171 families have lost 10 or more members.
One of the most tragic incidents during this month-long conflict was the bombing of Al-Ahli Baptist Hospital, which claimed the lives of 471 people.
Civil defense personnel have also suffered casualties, with 18 reported killed. Tragically, 80 UNRWA staff members have lost their lives while providing essential services amid the crisis.
The health sector in Gaza has crumbled under the weight of relentless attacks, with 175 medical staff killed and 154 injured. Sixteen hospitals are now out of service, and 32 health care centers have been forced to stop operations.
A total of 58 health centers have been damaged, and 31 ambulances have been hit, severely hampering the ability to provide medical care. The shortage of medicine and medical disposables has reached critical levels, leaving approximately 4,800 patients in need of daily care, including 1,043 urgent dialysis patients and around 50,000 pregnant women requiring medical attention.
Residential buildings have not been spared, with over 220,000 house units damaged, including 48,100 destroyed. More than half of all houses in Gaza have been damaged. This has resulted in over 1.6 million people being displaced, with 670,000 taking refuge in UNRWA schools.
The conflict has also targeted journalists and press offices, with 47 journalists killed and 20 seriously wounded. Two journalists are reported missing, and over 96 media and press offices have been destroyed, severely limiting the flow of information from the region.
Public facilities, including schools, government buildings, mosques, churches, sewage pump stations, UNRWA facilities, bakeries, industrial facilities, and agricultural land, have suffered extensive damage. Schools have seen 220 damaged, with 60 destroyed, while 88 government and public facilities have been obliterated. Mosques have also been heavily impacted, with 58 destroyed and 167 severely damaged.
Additionally, three churches have sustained severe damage. Sewage pump stations are out of service, and 65 UNRWA facilities have been damaged. Over a dozen bakeries have been bombed, and 618 industrial facilities have been destroyed, causing extensive economic losses. Moreover, approximately 24,000 dunums (6,000 acres) of agricultural land have been laid to waste.
The financial toll of this conflict is immense, with estimated losses surpassing $3 billion.
In addition to the dire situation in Gaza, the occupied West Bank has not been spared from violence, with at least 155 Palestinians killed and more than 2,200 injured. Israeli violations and assaults in the West Bank have reached 9,534 incidents since October 7, with approximately 2,258 Palestinians detained. Settler assaults have also been reported, totaling 412, and Palestinian homes have been stormed 366 times.
On the Israeli side, at least 1,405 people have been killed and at least 5,600 injured, including 1,500 Hamas fighters.
As the conflict rages on, international calls for an immediate ceasefire and a peaceful resolution to the crisis have intensified. The situation in Gaza remains dire, with civilians bearing the brunt of the devastating conflict, and urgent humanitarian assistance is desperately needed to alleviate the suffering of the people in the region.
At least nine countries have pulled their ambassadors from Israel since it launched a war against the militant group Hamas about a month ago, citing humanitarian concerns about the escalating military situation in the Gaza Strip. These are South Africa, Jordan, Türkiye, Chile, Columbia, Chad, Honduras, Bahrain and Bolivia.