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Death, Destruction & Displacement: Gaza Continues To Mourn As Israel Rejects Global Truce Calls

Hundreds more Palestinians have been killed as Israel targeted Gaza major urban centers.

Gaza health ministry spokesman Ashraf Al-Qidra said at least 350 people have been Martyred.

Rejecting global calls for peace and ceasefire, Israel has since October 7 killed more than 17,170 Palestinians and wounded 46,000 others. Thousands of Palestinians are said to be buried under the rubble of bombed buildings.

Four-fifths of Gaza residents have now been displaced, many of them several times over. Their homes, businesses, mosques and schools have been damaged, destroyed or abandoned as too dangerous in the face of indiscrimate Israeli assault.

The United Nations Humanitarian Chief has said that efforts to provide food, water and other supplies to millions in Gaza are in tatters.

Martin Griffiths said no place in the territory is safe because the pace of the Israeli Military onslaught in Southern Gaza is similar to the assault in the North.

He said trucks with aid are still coming into Gaza through the Rafah Crossing from Egypt, but that the UN and its partners are trying to find roads that haven't been mined or destroyed.

Griffiths said the UN has been negotiating for weeks to open the Karem Abu Salem crossing from Israel to allow trucks to go directly to northern Gaza as well as through Rafah and into the South.