Hamas-run health ministry in Gaza raises war death toll to 34,356

Palestinians bid farewell to their dead relatives at Al-Najjar Hospital, after Israeli air strikes in Gaza's southernmost city of Rafah, April 26, 2024. (Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90)
Palestinians bid farewell to their dead relatives at Al-Najjar Hospital, after Israeli air strikes in Gaza's southernmost city of Rafah, April 26, 2024. (Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90)

Israel’s military offensive against Hamas in the Gaza Strip has killed at least 34,356 Palestinians and injured 77,368 others since October 7, the enclave’s Hamas-run health ministry says in a statement

The figures cannot be independently verified and include some 13,000 Hamas gunmen Israel says it has killed in battle. Israel also says it killed some 1,000 terrorists inside Israel on October 7.

A total of 261 IDF soldiers have been killed in the army’s Gaza ground operation.

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