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A Quarter of Gaza Faces Catastrophic Hunger as Unrelenting Israeli Attacks Target Schools, Hospitals

HeadlineJan 23, 2024

The humanitarian crisis in Gaza continues to worsen. The United Nations is warning 570,000 Palestinians face catastrophic hunger. Health officials in Gaza say 195 Palestinians were killed in Israeli strikes over the past 24 hours. Israeli forces have reportedly surrounded the city of Khan Younis while attacking areas where thousands of Palestinians have sought shelter, including at Al-Aqsa University. This is a Palestinian child who fled the school with his family.

Ahmad Abu-Shaweesh: “We hardly made it out of the university under the shelling. We didn’t expect the tanks at the university’s gates. We hardly made it out. Every day I see children die. Every day children die. Many of my friends died last night at Al-Aqsa University.”

In other news from the region, the 18-year-old Israeli war resister Tal Mitnick has been sentenced to an additional 30 days in military prison. Click here to see our interview with Mitnick last week. He’s the first Israeli resister in the Gaza assault.

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