Death toll of Palestinians from Israeli airstrikes on Gaza exceeds 4,600: Ministry

Children stand among the rubble of buildings destroyed in Israeli airstrikes in the central Gaza Strip city of al-Zahra, on Oct. 20, 2023. The ongoing Israel-Gaza conflict, as it entered the 14th day, has killed more than 5,000 people on both sides. (Photo by Yasser Qudih/Xinhua/IANS)

Gaza, Oct 23 (IANS) The death toll of Palestinians from Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip has risen to 4,651, the Hamas-run Health Ministry said on Sunday.

Meanwhile, 14,245 Palestinians were wounded in the coastal enclave, the Ministry said in a statement.

Among the victims, 1,873 were children and 1,023 were women, it added as quoted by Xinhua news agency report.

At least 266 Palestinians were killed by Israeli airstrikes in Gaza in the last 24 hours, Ashraf al-Qedra, the Ministry’s spokesperson, said in a press statement. The Israeli airstrikes were triggered by a large-scale Hamas attack on Israeli military targets and towns on October 7, which has so far killed at least 1,400 people in Israel.

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