Live UpdateFrom the Liveblog of Thursday, May 20, 2021
Hamas-run health ministry says Gaza death toll climbs to 232
The number of people killed in Gaza by Israeli strikes since May 10 has risen to 232, the Hamas-run health ministry says as it confirms five new deaths.
According to the updated tally, the toll includes 65 children and 1,900 wounded.
According to the IDF, more than 120 of those killed were members of Hamas and over 25 were members of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad as of Monday night. The IDF says some of the Gaza civilian fatalities were killed by the terror groups’ own rockets falling short and exploding in Gaza.
Twelve people — including a five-year-old boy and 16-year-old girl — have been killed in Israel from Palestinian rocket fire, according to Israeli authorities.