As the Gaza emergency enters its third week and the Israeli ground offensive continues for the fifth consecutive day, the casualty toll among Palestinian civilians continues to escalate.
The increase in the targeting of homes and killing of multiple members of the same families is of increasing concern. Intense overcrowding in shelters, compounded by the lack of access to some of them, has undermined the living conditions of IDPs, as mass displacement continues.
The killing of multiple members of the same families as a result of the targeting of homes became increasingly frequent in the past few days, with at least five families (36 individuals) were killed.
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