Gaza's Death Toll From Israeli Assaults Mounts To 9,922

‘The UN has said that 88 staff members of its agency for Palestinian refugees have been killed in Gaza since Oct 7.’

Gaza's Death Toll From Israeli Assaults Mounts To 9,922

Heavy bombardment continues throughout the night across Gaza. At least 9,922 Palestinians have been killed in Israeli attacks on Gaza and the West Bank since October 7.

According to the UN, since October 7, 88 employees of its agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) have been killed in Gaza, making this conflict the worst in UN history.

The UN confirmed the killings in a statement released on Sunday, stating that they are the "highest number of United Nations fatalities ever recorded in a single conflict."

In an unusual joint statement, the UN and many other non-UN humanitarian groups admitted that "scores of aid workers," including UN officials, had been killed.

According to Al Jazeera, seven water facilities in the Gaza Strip were "directly hit and sustained major damage" on Saturday and Sunday, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA).

The seven infrastructures comprised three sewage pipelines in Gaza City, two water reservoirs, and two water wells in Rafah, according to UNOCHA's most recent update.

The government of Gaza has issued a warning about the impending danger of sewage floods.

On Saturday, a video of water pouring down a street following damage to a water tank in Tal Al Zaatar, northern Gaza, surfaced.

Pope Francis called for humanitarian relief and assistance for those injured in order to alleviate the "very grave" situation in Gaza on Sunday, making an urgent appeal for an end to the fighting.

"The dire circumstances in Palestine and Israel, where a great number of people have perished, never leave my thoughts. "I ask God to stop the fire in the name of God," he stated to the throngs of people gathered in St. Peter's Square during his monthly Angelus prayer.

"I hope that all will be done to prevent the conflict from widening, that the injured will be rescued, and that aid will reach the population of Gaza, where the humanitarian situation is very grave," he said.