MORE than 50 people came together in a Scottish town for a candlelit vigil to mark and remember health workers killed in Gaza.

Members of the public wept as they read the names and stories of health workers in Galashiels.

A Palestinian visitor to the area joined the group and thanked attendees for standing in solidarity with his people, particularly his siblings and cousins. 

A large banner reading "ceasefire now" and photographs of a small number of those killed were on display.

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Organised by the Borders Palestine Solidarity Group, similar vigils remembering health care workers take place in cities across the globe each Friday.

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Among the speakers was retired Hawick GP, Lesley Morrison.

Morrison said: "I have friends, doctors and nurses who’ve worked in Gaza and spoken about how awful it has been for a long time, but now it’s incomprehensible.

"For anybody working in healthcare to try and imagine what it would be like to work with no resources and very little you can do, is extremely painful. I encourage everyone who can to donate to Medical Aid for Palestinians."

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Last week, the heads of three major UN agencies warned Gaza urgently needs more aid or its desperate population will suffer widespread famine and disease.

Authorities in the enclave reported that the death toll has surpassed 25,000.

While the UN agency chiefs did not directly point a finger at Israel, they said aid delivery is hobbled by the opening of too few border crossings, a slow vetting process for trucks and goods going into Gaza, and continued fighting throughout the territory – with Israel being a deciding factor in all of this.

Israel’s war on Gaza has displaced most of the territory's 2.3 million population and pushed more than a quarter into starvation, according to the UN.

It is unclear how many aid workers have lost their lives, but it is estimated up to 350 have died.