Gaza death toll from Israeli attacks climbs to 10,812
4,412 children, 2,918 women and 676 elders among victims, Health Ministry says
GAZA CITY, Palestine
The Palestinian death toll from Israeli attacks in the Gaza Strip has climbed to 10,812, the Health Ministry in the blockaded enclave said on Thursday.
“The victims include 4,412 children, 2,918 women and 676 elders, while more than 26,000 people were injured,” ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra told a press conference in Gaza City.
He said 2,650 people, including 1,400 children, were also reported to be trapped under the rubble.
“The Israeli aggression has left 195 medics dead and 51 ambulances destroyed,” the spokesman added.
Israel has launched relentless air and ground attacks on the Gaza Strip since a cross-border attack by Hamas on Oct. 7. Nearly 1,600 Israelis have been killed since then, according to official figures.
Besides the large number of casualties and massive displacements, basic supplies are running low for Gaza’s 2.3 million residents due to an Israeli siege.
*Writing by Ziad Aslan in Ankara