Palestinian death toll in Gaza rises to 27,238: ministry

Gaza, Feb 3 (UNI) The Palestinian death toll from the ongoing Israeli attacks in the Gaza Strip has risen to 27,238, the Hamas-run Health Ministry said on Saturday.

A total of 66,452 Palestinians have been wounded since the outbreak of the Israel-Hamas conflict on Oct. 7, 2023, ministry spokesperson Ashraf Al-Qedra said in a statement.

During the past 24 hours, the Israeli army killed 107 Palestinians and wounded 165 others, according to Al-Qedra.

In the early hours of Saturday, at least 24 Palestinians, including children and women, were killed as Israeli airstrikes and artillery bombardments struck houses in the Gazan cities of Deir al-Balah and Rafah, according to the official Palestinian news agency WAFA.

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