Caught in the Crossfire: Gaza’s Grave Reality


Palestinian children wounded in Israeli strikes are brought to Shifa Hospital in Gaza City on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Ali Mahmoud)
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Historic turmoil continues to devastate Gaza. Today, Palestinian authorities reported an alarming death toll of over 1,055 Palestinians killed and 5,184 injured due to Israeli retaliatory strikes.

In Israel, Hamas’ actions resulted in over 1,200 dead and nearly 3,000 wounded. The intense conflict ignited by deep-rooted territorial disputes shows no sign of easing.

Gaza faces monumental challenges. The main hospital, a lifeline for thousands, is out of commission due to airstrikes. Ambulances are grounded and communication hubs have been decimated.

Over 123,000 people are now without homes, and more than 73,000 seek refuge in schools. Yet unlike Israel, Gaza remains alarmingly unequipped, lacking air raid sirens and bomb shelters.

With a staggering 81 percent of Gaza’s residents living in poverty, the ongoing conflict and blockade only deepened the hardships. How much more can Gaza, or Israel, endure?

Click play to listen to the report from AURN White House Correspondent Ebony McMorris. For more news, follow @E_N_McMorris & @aurnonline.

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