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52 mosques destroyed in Israeli attacks on Gaza: Government media office

Anadolu Agency WORLD
Published November 02,2023

Israeli attacks on Gaza have completely destroyed 52 mosques and caused varying degrees of damage to 110 other mosques, the government media office in the besieged enclave said on Wednesday.

Salama Marouf, head of the government's media office, told the press that 2,510 students have so far been killed in the ongoing conflict.

He said that the conflict has turned the Gaza Strip into a "disaster zone, with over 1.5 million people forcibly displaced from their homes, seeking refuge in shelters."

Marouf said that the Israeli forces have also destroyed 82 government offices and dozens of service institutions and public facilities.

"212 schools sustained varying degrees of damage as a result of the attacks, and 45 schools were out of service," he added.

The Israeli army has expanded its air and ground attacks on the Gaza Strip, which has been under relentless airstrikes since a cross-border attack by Hamas on Oct. 7.

More than 10,300 people have since been killed in the conflict, including at least 8,796 Palestinians and more than 1,538 Israelis.

Besides the large number of casualties and displacement, basic supplies are running low for the 2.3 million residents in Gaza due to the Israeli siege.