Nearly 102 staff members killed in Gaza in Israel-Hamas war: UN aid agency

At least 102 United Nations staff have been killed in Gaza since the conflict between Hamas and Israel began, CNN reported, citing the UN aid agency operating in the enclave’s statement on Monday. It said at least 27 UN staffers have been injured since the war began.

In the statement, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) said: “In the past 24 hours, one UNRWA staff member was killed along with her family in the northern Gaza Strip as a result of strikes.” toll over 100.

In the statement, UNRWA said: “This is the highest number of UN aid workers killed in a conflict in the history of the United Nations,” CNN reported.

UN offices around the world lowered their flags to half-mast on Monday. In addition, all UN staff members observed a moment of silence to mourn and honor their colleagues who died in Gaza, according to the statement.

On October 7, Hamas launched an attack on Israel. In response, Israel launched a fierce counter-offensive against Hamas locations in Gaza.

According to Israeli authorities, more than 1,200 people have been killed in Israel since Hamas launched its attack on October 7. Palestinian authorities said there were at least 11,180 in Gaza as of Nov. 13, according to the CNN report.

Meanwhile, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) said two more soldiers were killed fighting Hamas in the northern Gaza Strip, bringing the death toll in the Israeli ground operation to 46, The Times of Israel reported.

According to the IDF, the troops have been identified as Staff Sgt. Roee Marom, 21, a squadron commander in the 906 Battalion, and Master Sgt. Raz Abulafia (27), a fighter in the 6863 battalion. The IDF said a reservist logistics soldier and a non-commissioned officer from the Combat Engineering Corp’s 605th Battalion were seriously injured during fighting in northern Gaza.

Meanwhile, Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant said Hamas had lost control in the Gaza Strip as the Israeli army moved to fully capture Gaza City, The Times of Israel reported.

Gallant said Israeli forces are advancing toward each location and the terrorists are fleeing south, according to The Times of Israel report.

He said: “There is no Hamas force capable of holding back the IDF. The IDF is advancing in every location. The Hamas organization has lost control in Gaza. Terrorists flee south and civilians plunder Hamas bases. They have no confidence in the government.

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