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Israel dropped 40,000 tons of explosives on Gaza Strip since Oct 7: Palestine Govt

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A wide view of destruction caused by Israeli bombardment since October 7.

The Gaza government’s media office reported on Sunday that, since October 7, the Israeli army has dropped a staggering 40,000 tons of explosives on the Gaza Strip, evidently aiming to make the area uninhabitable.

Salama Maarouf, head of the media office, shared this information on the third day of the temporary humanitarian pause between Israel and Hamas, Anadolu Agency reported.

According to Maarouf, the Israeli occupation forces used previously unprecedented bombs, resulting in hundreds of casualties, with many victims buried where they lost their lives.

The devastation caused by these explosives highlights the occupation forces’ intention to render Gaza uninhabitable.

In the statement, Maarouf also discussed the temporary pause, emphasising the significant impact of the ceasefire.

He highlighted substantial destruction to infrastructure and residences, with one-third of the Gaza Strip’s population still lacking essential supplies.

Maarouf pointed out the absence of international institutions and urgently called for the establishment of a sizable field hospital.

He appealed to the international community to take action in response to the dire situation in Gaza.

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