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Israel destroys 22,639 housing units, 10 health centre, 48 schools in Gaza

October 11, 2023 at 11:13 am

An aerial view of destroyed buildings and debris at the Al-Karama neighborhood after an Israeli airstrike that has been going on for five days in Gaza City, Gaza on October 11, 2023 [Stringer/Anadolu Agency]

UPDATED: 12 October 2023 at 13.05GMT to remove reference to residential units

Israeli warplanes have destroyed 22,639 housing units, 10 health institutions and 48 schools since Saturday.

Local institutions reported that the Israeli warplanes have completely destroyed 168 buildings, while 12,630 housing units were partially destroyed, including 560 units that have become uninhabitable.

Ten medical institutions were bombed, including seven hospitals, while 12 ambulances were directly targeted and 48 schools were partially or severely damaged.

According to the sources, 70 shelters currently house about 187,000 people who have been displaced by the ongoing Israeli bombing of the Gaza Strip.

As of Wednesday, the Palestinian death toll rose to 900 including seven journalists, while the number of injuries reached 4,500, including five medical personnel.

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