Palestinian death toll in Gaza rises to 34,844: health authorities-Xinhua

Palestinian death toll in Gaza rises to 34,844: health authorities

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2024-05-08 23:55:00

GAZA, May 8 (Xinhua) -- The Palestinian death toll from the ongoing Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip has risen to 34,844, the Gaza health authorities said in a press statement on Wednesday.

During the past 24 hours, the Israeli army killed 55 Palestinians and wounded 200 others, bringing the total death toll to 34,844 and injuries to 78,404, since the Palestinian-Israeli conflict broke out last October, it said.

The statement noted that some victims still remain under the rubble amid heavy bombardment and a lack of civil defense and ambulance crews.

Meanwhile, at least 35 Palestinians were killed during overnight Israeli airstrikes on the southernmost Rafah city, medical sources told Xinhua.

Israel has been launching 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 around 250 were taken hostage.