Gaza, November 20: Gaza’s government media office has announced that the Palestinian death toll in the Gaza Strip has exceeded 13,000 since the Israel-Hamas conflict erupted on October 7. Ismail al-Thawabta, the director general of the media office, said on Sunday at a press conference that among the dead were 5,500 children and 3,500 women, while more than 30,000 others were seriously injured. Israel-Hamas War: Health Workers Evacuate 31 ‘Very Sick’ Babies From Gaza’s Largest Hospital, Likely to Move Them to Egypt
Al-Thawabta added that the number of missing persons has surpassed 6,000, including 4,000 children and women still under the rubble of buildings destroyed by Israeli attacks, Xinhua news agency reported. Israel-Palestine War: Hamas Likely To Release Israeli Hostages in the Next Few Days
Israel has been carrying out attacks on Gaza over the past weeks to retaliate against the Hamas surprise attack on southern Israel on October 7, during which Hamas militants killed about 1,200 people and took more than 200 hostages.
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