Israel-Hamas War December 2 updates | No prisoner exchange with Israel until war on Gaza is over, says Hamas

Israel hits hundreds of targets in Gaza; Palestine death toll surpasses 15,200

December 02, 2023 06:32 am | Updated December 28, 2023 07:50 am IST

An Israeli tank operates near Gaza, after a temporary truce between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas expired, as seen from southern Israel, on December 2, 2023.

An Israeli tank operates near Gaza, after a temporary truce between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas expired, as seen from southern Israel, on December 2, 2023. | Photo Credit: Reuters

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.

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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.

(With inputs from Agencies)

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