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Gaza: Death toll surges to 27,840 martyrs

Thursday 8-February-2024


The health ministry in Gaza said on Thursday that the Israeli occupation army committed 15 massacres in different areas of the Gaza Strip during the past 24 hours, killing at least 130 civilians and injuring over 170 others, while a large number of victims are still under the rubble of bombed buildings or lying on roads.

In a statement, the health ministry added that the death toll from the ongoing Israeli bombardments, which started on October 7, climbed to 27,840 martyrs and the number of the wounded surged to 67,317 people.

In a related context, a total of 34,000 civilians, mostly women and children, have been killed or reported missing since the Israeli genocidal war on Gaza started 125 days ago.

During 125 days of massive attacks on Gaza, the Israeli occupation army committed 2,395 massacres, killing 27,840 civilians (whose bodies were transported to hospitals) — including 12,150 children, 8,300 women, 340 medical workers, 46 civil defense workers, and 123 journalists, according to a statement containing statistics released by the Government Media Office (GMO) on Thursday.

7,000 other civilians, mostly women and children, have been reported missing since the war started last October, GMO said.

In addition, nearly 3,000 residential units have been burnt out by the Israeli army in the Gaza Strip since October 7, GMO said in another statement on Wednesday.

“These houses were set on fire upon clear and direct instructions from army commanders to render these housing units unlivable,” it added.

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