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Hamas officials revise Gaza death toll down to 29

Palestinians salvage belongings from the rubble of their home, following Israeli air strikes in Gaza City, on August 7, 2022. Israel says it is conducting strikes on terror targets while terror groups fire rockets at Israel. (Mahmud Hams/AFP)
Palestinians salvage belongings from the rubble of their home, following Israeli air strikes in Gaza City, on August 7, 2022. Israel says it is conducting strikes on terror targets while terror groups fire rockets at Israel. (Mahmud Hams/AFP)

The death toll from violence in Gaza has risen to 29, including six children, the Hamas-run health ministry in the Palestinian enclave says, correcting a previous statement.

Earlier the ministry had put the number of people killed at 32, but a further ministry statement brought the number down to 29.

The Gazan officials do not say how many of the total killed were affiliated with terror groups.

Israel has denied responsibility for the deaths of four children in the Jabaliya refugee last night, saying the deadly explosion was caused by a rocket launched by Palestinian terror operatives that misfired. Gazan officials say the children were killed in an Israeli strike.

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