Palestinian health ministry says 15,523 people killed in Gaza since start of Israel's war

AFP , Ahram Online , Sunday 3 Dec 2023

The Palestinian health ministry on Sunday said 15,523 people had died in the Gaza since the start of the Israeli war against the strip.

Palestinians mourn their relatives killed in the Israeli bombardment of the Gaza Strip, in the hospital in Khan Younis, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2023. AP


The war started after the Hamas-led Al-Aqsa Flood Operation on October 7, in which around 1,200 were killed and 240 taken captives, according to Israeli authorities.

Since then, Israel has been targeting Gaza with an air and ground campaign that killed nearly 15,523 people; 70% of the dead were women and children, according to the Palestinian health ministry.

The ministry also said that more than 40,000 people were wounded in the campaign, which reduced large parts of the north of the territory to rubble.

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