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As many as 300 medics killed in Gaza since October 7 — health ministry

According to the ministry, 102 ambulances were destroyed

CAIRO, December 14. /TASS/. At least 300 medical workers have been killed in the Gaza Strip since October 7, according to a report posted on the enclave's Health Ministry's Telegram channel.

According to the ministry, 138 medical facilities in the Strip came under the fire of the Israel Defense Forces during this period of time, 102 ambulances were destroyed.

Tensions flared up in the Middle East after Hamas militants from the Gaza Strip attacked Israeli territory on October 7, when many Israelis living in the settlements near the border were killed and over 200 people, including children, women and the elderly, were taken hostage. Hamas views its attack as a response to Israeli authorities’ steps against the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. Israel declared a total blockade of the Gaza Strip and launched bombardments of the enclave and some areas in Lebanon and Syria. Clashes are also reported in the West Bank.