According to the director of a local hospital, at least 26 persons were killed in an attack on a residential area in the southern Gaza Strip’s Khan Yunis district on Saturday.
A first shipment of fuel has arrived in Gaza, allowing communications to resume.
A two-day blackout caused by gasoline shortages was lifted late Friday after the first cargo arrived from Egypt, but UN officials pleaded for a ceasefire, saying that no portion of Gaza is safe.
The director of the Nasser hospital in Khan Yunis announced on Saturday that it had received the dead of 26 people, as well as 23 individuals with significant injuries, following an air strike on a residential structure in Hamad city in the southern region.
Fuel shortages are compromising ‘the entire architecture of the humanitarian response’ in Israel-blocked Gaza, where raw sewage is now spilling in the streets, according to the chief of UNRWA, the UN organization that aids Palestine refugees.
UNRWA Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini renewed challenges for a ceasefire and addressed misinformation aimed at the organization, including claims that aid is being diverted, in a wide-ranging briefing to journalists in Geneva.
He went on to say, “He has also received reports of UN schools being used for military purposes.”
In his briefing, UNRWA Director Lazzarini stated that he had received indications that Gaza was experiencing a communications blackout owing to a lack of fuel.