Occupied Palestinian territory

Casualty arrives at the TSP with a gunshot wound. Credit: WHO

11 Palestinians were killed, including 4 children, and 943 injured by the Israeli forces during the reporting period 21 October to 3 November, according to the Ministry of Health (MoH).

Eight Palestinians, including one child, were killed during the demonstrations, while the remaining three children were killed due to an Israeli attack, which took place on 28 October.

In November, electricity from the mains supply increased from 6 hours to 11 hours out of 24; reducing the dependency on fuel to run back-up generators during the blackouts.

Since the start of the demonstrations on 30 March:
- 24,516 people were injured, of which 11,637 were treated and discharged from the Trauma Stabilisation Points (TSP) and the remaining 12,879 casualties transferred to the hospitals.
- 5,884 people suffered from live ammunition gunshot wounds, of which 86% - 5,085 present limb injuries.

In October 2018, the Central Drug Store of the MoH in Gaza reported 47% of essential drugs at less than one month’s supply. 30% of essential disposables were at less than one month’s supply.

Full report: 

WHO Special Situation Report, Gaza, oPt, 21 October - 3 November 2018

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