Humanitarian Crisis Deepens as Khan Younis Under Intense Israeli Attacks
By Alabidun Shuaib AbdulRahman
Israeli forces have encircled Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, citing it as a stronghold of the Palestinian armed group Hamas, INCNews247 reports.
It was learnt that this move follows the largest single-day toll for the Israeli military, with 24 soldiers killed in the three-month war.
The military’s operations involve close-quarters combat, airstrikes, and intelligence-coordinated fire, resulting in the elimination of numerous individuals.
Al Jazeera reported that these actions will deepen the humanitarian crisis in Khan Younis, already facing extreme shortages of food, water, and medical supplies.
The city, initially designated as a safe zone, is now a scene of suffering and devastation.
Israeli attacks on Monday claimed the lives of at least 65 people in Khan Younis, including civilians.
INCNews247 recalls the Palestinian death toll from Israeli attacks on Gaza since October 7 has reached 25,490, with 63,000 wounded. Meanwhile, Hamas’s attacks in southern Israel have resulted in 1,139 deaths.
Nasser Hospital and El Amal City Hospital, among the few partially functioning hospitals in Gaza, are now under extreme danger from Israeli bombardment, according to Gaza’s Ministry of Health, as urgent intervention is called for to safeguard these vital facilities.
The Palestine Red Crescent Society reports Israeli drones targeting anyone around El Amal Hospital, hindering ambulance access to the injured.
Leo Cans of Doctors Without Borders noted that only about 20% of healthcare workers remain in Nasser Hospital due to safety concerns, accusing the Israeli military of using intimidation tactics.