Palestinian Death Toll In Gaza Surpasses 12,300

Palestinian Death Toll In Gaza Surpasses 12,300

GAZA, Nov 19 (NNN-WAFA) – Gaza’s government media office announced yesterday that, the total number of Palestinian deaths in the enclave has exceeded 12,300, since the start of the Israel-Hamas conflict on Oct 7.

Ismail al-Thawabta, the director general of the media office, said at a press conference that, among the dead were 5,000 children and 3,300 women, adding that, more than 30,000 people were variously injured.

Al-Thawabta said, the number of missing persons had surpassed 3,750, including 1,800 children still under the rubble of buildings, destroyed in the Israeli attacks.

He accused the Israeli army of deliberately targeting hospitals in the Gaza Strip, to deprive Palestinians of health services and push them to be displaced.

The Palestinian official called on the international community to intervene, to “liberate the Al-Shifa Medical Complex and supply it with fuel urgently,” in light of the danger facing hundreds of sick and wounded people, and thousands of displaced people taking shelter inside.

The medical complex, the largest health institution in Gaza, recently encountered combing operations and blockade by Israeli forces, who insisted that the hospital is used by Hamas for military purposes, a claim repeatedly denied by Hamas and the hospital administration.

Israel has been carrying out an all-out attack on Gaza to retaliate against the Hamas attacks on southern Israel on Oct 7.– NNN-WAFA


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