Israel will open the Kerem Shalom crossing to facilitate the entry of humanitarian aid into Gaza, although it will be only to inspect trucks that they will have to continue crossing through the Rafah crossing, on the Egyptian border. This is insufficient aid that has practically stopped in Khan Younis, in the south of Gaza, according to the UN.
Precisely, the Ministry of Health of the Gaza Strip has reported that almost 17,500 fatalities as a consequence of the military offensive launched two months ago by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) on the Palestinian enclave.
Specifically, the Gazan authorities have raised the provisional death toll this Friday to 17,487, while the number of injured rises to 46,480. Only in the last 24 hourshas been counted 313 dead and 558 injured more and the figure will foreseeably continue to rise, given that the attacks continue.
Hamas authorities, as well as the United Nations and other organizations present on the ground, have Israeli forces accused of bombing civilian areas and facilities theoretically protected by International Law, such as hospitals and schools. Since the start of the current escalation, only 618 injured or sick people have been able to leave the Strip through the Rafah crossing, according to the Ministry.
Israel launched the offensive on Gaza in response to attacks that left some 1,200 dead on Israeli soil on October 7 and that also led to a crossing of almost daily attacks on the border with Lebanonwhere the Shiite militia Hezbollah has a presence.