About 940 children are reported missing in Gaza

News Desk: A spokesperson from the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), James Elder, warned of the risk of infant deaths due to dehydration, with water output at 5% of normal levels.

About 940 children are reported missing in Gaza, he said, with some thought to be stuck beneath the rubble.

“So child deaths due to dehydration, particularly infant deaths due to dehydration, are a growing threat,” he said, adding that children were getting sick from drinking salty water.

At least 50 bodies were recovered from the rubble after an Israeli airstrike on the Jabalia refugee camp completely destroyed the shelter.

Meanwhile, Gaza’s interior ministry reported the Jabalia refugee camp has been “completely destroyed” by Israeli bombardment.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken will head back to Israel on Friday and also visit other countries in the region.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Hamas is part of an axis of evil Iran has formed.

Meanwhile, Israel’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Gilad Erdan characterized Hamas as a group with intentions similar to that of the ‘Nazis’ and emphasized that the organization does not appear to seek a resolution to the conflict.

Erdan said that Hamas is interested in the annihilation of the Jewish people.

Israel’s armed forces have reported conducting operations that targeted over 600 militant sites in recent days, as they escalate their ground actions in the region.

This comes at a critical juncture in the conflict, with Palestinian civilians facing severe shortages of essential supplies such as fuel, food, and safe drinking water, as the conflict enters its fourth week.

More than 8,300 people have been killed — 66% of them women and children – and tens of thousands injured, according to the latest figures from Gaza’s Ministry of Health.