Israel pounded targets in the crowded southern half of the Gaza Strip on December 2 and ordered more neighbourhoods designated for attack to evacuate, driving up the death toll even as the United States and others urged it to do more to protect Gaza civilians.
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At least 200 Palestinians have been killed since the fighting resumed Friday morning following a week-long truce with the territory’s ruling militant group Hamas, according to the Health Ministry in Gaza.
Separately, the Ministry announced that the overall death toll in Gaza since the Oct. 7 start of the Israel-Hamas war surpassed 15,200, a sharp jump from the previous count of more than 13,300. The ministry had stopped issuing daily updates of the overall toll on Nov. 11, following war-related disruptions of connectivity and hospital operations.
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