Israel-Hamas war, Day 31 Live updates | Health Ministry in Hamas-run Gaza says war death toll surpasses 10,000

According to the Hamas-run health ministry, the majority of those killed in Gaza since the start of the war have been civilians, including more than 4,000 children

Updated - November 07, 2023 07:08 am IST

Published - November 06, 2023 06:55 am IST

A displaced Palestinian woman, who fled her house due to Israeli strikes, collects laundry in a makeshift shelter at Shifa hospital, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, in Gaza City on November 5, 2023.

A displaced Palestinian woman, who fled her house due to Israeli strikes, collects laundry in a makeshift shelter at Shifa hospital, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, in Gaza City on November 5, 2023. | Photo Credit: Reuters

The health ministry in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip said Monday the death toll from Israeli bombardment of the Palestinian territory had surpassed 10,000, nearly one month after the start of the war. The toll of 10,022 deaths was announced in a press conference in Gaza by health ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qidreh.

He said at least 292 Palestinians were killed overnight from Sunday into Monday in intense bombardments by the Israeli army which he accused of “perpetrating 19 massacres in the last hours”. According to the Hamas-run health ministry, the majority of those killed in Gaza since the start of the war have been civilians, including more than 4,000 children.

Fighting raged in the Gaza Strip on Monday for the 31st day since Hamas militants launched an unprecedented attack over the border from the territory into Israel on October 7.

More than 1,400 people, most of them civilians, have been killed in Israel since the attack, during which Hamas took more than 240 people hostage.

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Since then, Israel has relentlessly bombarded Gaza and sent in ground troops, with the health ministry in the Hamas-run territory saying more than 9,700 people have been killed, also mainly civilians.

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Among the Palestinians killed in Gaza are more than 4,800 Palestinian children, the Gaza Health Ministry said, without providing a breakdown of civilians and fighters.

(With inputs from agencies)

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