International Desk : At least 5,087 Palestinian have killed from ongoing Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip, the Health Ministry said on Monday.
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Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra told “The fatalities include 2,055 children, 1,119 women and 217 elders.”
He said 15,273 people were also injured in the Israeli attacks.
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“The Israeli occupation committed 23 massacres in the past 24 hours that left 436 people dead, including 182 children,” al-Qudra also said.
The Health Ministry has so far received reports about 1,500 people, including 830 children, who are still trapped under the rubble.
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The conflict in Gaza, which has been under Israeli bombardment and a blockade since Oct. 7, began when Hamas initiated Operation Al-Aqsa Flood, a multi-pronged surprise attack that included a barrage of rocket launches and infiltrations into Israel by land, sea and air. It said the incursion was in retaliation for the storming of Al-Aqsa Mosque and growing violence by Israeli settlers against Palestinians.
The Israeli military then launched Operation Swords of Iron against Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip.
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More than 1,400 Israelis have been killed in Hamas attacks since Oct. 7, according to Israeli authorities.
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