Gaza Strip, 16 May 2018 – Massive unrest in the Gaza Strip of Palestine in the last 2 weeks culminated in the worse violence and bloodshed yesterday since the 2014 Gaza War. In immediate response, Malaysian-based humanitarian organisation MERCY Malaysia has stepped up humanitarian aid to render assistance to affected hospitals and communities. According to the Palestinian Health Information Center (PHIC), a department within the Palestinian Ministry of Health (MOH), the total number of casualties stood at 2771, including 225 children and 79 women. The death toll, estimated at 107 is expected to rise, with 133 patients in critical condition. The main cause of injuries was from live ammunition and tear gas, which were targeted at protestors participating in what is termed the ‘Great March of Return’.
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