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Over 9,000 Palestinian women murdered in Gaza, UN estimates

Ramallah, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) Israeli troops killed over 9,000 women in the Gaza Strip since the beginning of their offensive on October 7, the UN denounced today.

It is likely that this toll is lower than the real one because reports indicate that many of them died under the rubble, UN Women warned in a statement.

While this war spares no one, the data confirms that it kills and injures women in an unprecedented way, it stressed.

The UN agency detailed that at the current rate an average of 63 are killed every day, including 37 mothers, thus leaving their families devastated and their children with diminished protection, it further denounced.

The institution highlighted that four out of five women, 84 percent, report that their family eats half or less of the food compared to the pre-conflict period.

Nearly nine out of 10 women, 87 percent, reported that they have more difficulty than men in accessing food. Many of them, the UN agency lamented, resort to extreme coping mechanisms, such as scavenging food from rubble or dumpsters.

Unless an immediate humanitarian ceasefire is agreed, many people will die in the coming days and weeks, she warned.

In the face of such a situation, UN Women called for “an end to the killing, shelling and destruction of essential infrastructure in Gaza.”

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