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“Gaza Has Become a Death Zone” Amid Soaring Hunger, Death and Illness

HeadlineFeb 22, 2024

The situation in Gaza continues to deteriorate, with the World Health Organization calling the besieged territory a “death zone.” Israeli attacks continue on mosques, shelters, health facilities and humanitarian aid sites. The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights reported the killing of human rights defender Nour Naser Abu al-Nour and seven of her family members, including her 2-year-old daughter, in an Israeli airstrike. Meanwhile, Doctors Without Borders said an Israeli attack on its shelter in al-Mawasi killed family members of its staff.

Despite soaring hunger rates, satellite images show hundreds of food and aid trucks have been waiting at the Rafah border crossing to enter Gaza. Palestinian officials say those in northern Gaza have only had access to animal feed for the past three weeks.

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