115 Gazans missing after Israel assault, says ICRC

The ICRC has no information on Palestinians detained by Israeli forces during the offensive.

115 Gazans missing after Israel assault, says ICRC

About 115 Palestinians have been registered by their families as missing after Israel assault, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Tuesday.

The neutral humanitarian agency said in a statement that it was trying to trace the missing and restore contact between them and their loved ones.

"They may have been detained, wounded or just not been in touch," ICRC spokeswoman Dorothea Krimitsas told Reuters.

The ICRC has no information on Palestinians detained by Israeli forces during the offensive.

But the spokeswoman said it expected "to have access to all detainees".

A fragile ceasefire was put in place 10 days ago.

Israel killed more than 1,300 Palestinians, a third of them children in the 22-day military aggression on Gaza and wounded 5,300 Palestinians, and Gaza infrastructure suffered massive damage totaling some 476 million dollars, according to Palestinian medics and officials.


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