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Hamas-run Gaza Health Ministry says at least 230 killed, including 65 children and teens

Judah Ari Gross is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

A picture shows destroyed buildings in Gaza City's Rimal area on May 20, 2021 after it was  bombed by an Israeli air strike following rocket fire (MAHMUD HAMS / AFP)
A picture shows destroyed buildings in Gaza City's Rimal area on May 20, 2021 after it was bombed by an Israeli air strike following rocket fire (MAHMUD HAMS / AFP)

At least 230 Palestinians have been killed in the Gaza Strip over the past 11 days of fighting, including 65 children, and another 1,710 people have been injured, says the Strip’s Hamas-run Health Ministry.

According to the Israel Defense Forces, at least 160 of the people killed in Gaza were members of terrorist groups, mostly Hamas but also the Palestinian Islamic Jihad.

The Israeli military has also indicated that Hamas’s health ministry may be under-reporting its casualty figures by failing to include the number of terrorist operatives killed in the Strip.

In one case, a Palestinian family of eight in Gaza was killed when a rocket fired from the enclave failed to clear the border and struck their house in the city of Beit Hanoun.

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