The Gaza health ministry has reported that 1,417 Palestinians, including 447 children and 248 women, have been killed, and 6,238 wounded in bombings since Saturday. The UN has reported 11 staff killed, and the Red Crescent has lost five staff members. The targeting of civilians and humanitarian workers is illegal and must stop.
“The loss of innocent civilians, humanitarian workers and medical personnel in Gaza is deeply distressing and calls for a deep reflection on the need to protect lives, essential services and civilian infrastructure, and respect international law. Earlier today, we received the devastating news that the apartment home of an ActionAid staff member has been bombed and reduced to rubble in Gaza. She and her two children and neighbours are terrified, and they have lost everything,” said Nadim Zaghloul, Interim Country Director & Head of Operation for ActionAid Palestine.
Spokespeople are available:
Nadim Zaghloul – ActionAid Palestine Interim Country Director & Head of Operation
Wisam Shweiki – Head of Programmes at ActionAid Palestine, in the West Bank
Cristina Muñoz – Director at ActionAid Spain, in Madrid
Gemma Cosialls – Country Manager at ActionAid Spain in Jerusalem
Razmi Farook – Director of Asia and Humanitarian at ActionAid International, in Colombo
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