Israeli soldiers have shot 7,000 demonstrators in Gaza over the past year with live ammunition. A top UN official warns that 1,700 of them have shattered limbs that may need to be amputated if Gaza doesn’t receive emergency medical help. Already, over 120 people have had arms or legs amputated, including 20 children.
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Gaza’s fuel crisis: with blackouts of 20 hrs/day, hospitals cut critical services; water treatment centers are hampered, which may lead to water shortage, sewage overflow.
OCHA is calling on Israel to allow fuel and other necessities into Gaza, and asking for donations to cover the costs.