Palestinian death toll in Gaza tops 35,000: health authorities

The statement noted that a number of victims are still under the rubble, and ambulance and civil defense crews cannot reach them.

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A Palestinian boy stands outside a tent at a temporary camp in the southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah, on May 10, 2024. (Photo by Rizek Abdeljawad/Xinhua)

The Palestinian death toll from ongoing Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip has exceeded 35,000, health authorities in Gaza said in a press statement on Sunday.

During the past 24 hours, the Israeli army killed 63 Palestinians and wounded 114 others, bringing the total death toll to 35,034 and injuries to 78,755 since the Palestinian-Israeli conflict broke out last October, it said.

The statement noted that a number of victims are still under the rubble, and ambulance and civil defense crews cannot reach them.

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.

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