Palestinian health ministry says 17,997 killed in the Israeli war on Gaza

AFP , Sunday 10 Dec 2023

The Palestinian health ministry in the Gaza Strip on Sunday said the death toll from the Israeli war in the Palestinian territory had risen to at least 17,997.

Palestinians killed in Rafah
Palestinians killed in an Israeli airstrike on Rafah, covered in blankets are laid out on the ground at a hospital in southern Gaza. AFP


The war in Gaza was triggered after Al-Aqsa Flood Operation on October 7, that killed 1,200 people, according to Israeli officials

Since then, Israel launched an air, land and sea assault on the Gaza Strip, in which at least 17,997 people, most of them children and women, have been killed, according to the Palestinian health ministry figuers.

The ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said there were an additional 49,229 wounded.

* This story was edited by Ahram Online.

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