October 13, 2023

Israel-Hamas conflict: Death toll nearly 3,000

Jerusalem/Gaza: Fierce clashes between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip have left nearly 3,000 people dead, with violence continuing for a seventh day on Friday.

According to CNN, Israel Defense Forces (IDF) spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Conricus announced on Friday that at least 1,300 people have been killed since Hamas launched its brutal attack on October 7. Israeli civilians and soldiers were killed.

Conricus added that 3,391 people were injured in the terrorist attacks.

In response to the attack, Israel launched airstrikes across the Gaza Strip, hitting hundreds of targets and reducing communities to rubble.

Meanwhile, the Palestinian Health Ministry said the total death toll from ongoing Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip and the West Bank has reached 1,569, with another 7,212 injured.

In Gaza alone, the death toll reached 1,537, including 500 children and 276 women, Xinhua reported, citing the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

It said 317 Palestinians were killed and 929 others were injured in the past 24 hours.

According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the number of internally displaced persons in Hamas-administered territory rose to 423,378 as of Friday – a 25 percent increase from the previous day.

OCHA said the United Nations Relief Works Agency (UNRWA) was hosting about 64 percent of displaced persons in 102 premises operated as designated emergency shelters.


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