Palestinian death toll in Gaza rises to 29,606: ministry-Xinhua

Palestinian death toll in Gaza rises to 29,606: ministry

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2024-02-24 18:45:00

GAZA, Feb. 24 (Xinhua) -- The Palestinian death toll from ongoing Israeli attacks in the Gaza Strip has risen to 29,606, the Hamas-run Health Ministry said in a press statement on Saturday.

During the past 24 hours, the Israeli army killed 92 Palestinians and wounded 123 others, contributing to a cumulative death toll of 29,606 and 69,737 wounded.

Hamas-run media office in Gaza said in a press statement that 132 Palestinian journalists have been killed by the Israeli army since Oct. 7.

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society stated on Friday that its crews evacuated 18 wounded individuals from Nasser Medical Hospital in the city of Khan Younis, located in the southern Gaza Strip, as the hospital was out of service.

Israel launched a large-scale offensive against Hamas in the Gaza Strip to retaliate against a Hamas rampage through the southern Israeli border on Oct. 7, 2023, during which about 1,200 people were killed and more than 200 were taken hostage.