As a result of the fighting since the beginning of the escalation of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, more than 13 thousand residents of the Gaza Strip have been killed, TASS reports, citing the press service of the enclave government.
“The number of dead has exceeded 13 thousand, 5.5 thousand of which are children, 3.5 thousand are women,” says a statement published on the press service’s Facebook page (the owner of the company Meta is recognized as extremist in Russia and is banned ).
In addition, the government added that 201 people died among medical personnel, 22 among civil defense representatives, and 60 among journalists.
In addition, it is reported that since the beginning of the escalation of the conflict, more than 30 thousand residents of the enclave have been injured, 75% of whom are women and children. The number of missing persons exceeded 6 thousand people.
Before this, the executive director of the UN Children’s Fund ( UNICEF ), Catherine Russell, said that about a million children are in the Gaza Strip.
Earlier, Hollywood actors wrote a letter to Biden calling on him to stop the fire in Israel and Gaza.