Palestinian death toll nears 37,300 as Israel kills 34 more Palestinians in Gaza

71 Palestinians injured in Israeli attacks in last 24 hours, Health Ministry says

16:53 - 14/06/2024 Friday
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At least 37,266 Palestinians have been killed in Israel's ongoing offensive on the Gaza Strip since last October, the Health Ministry in the besieged enclave said on Friday.

A statement by the ministry added that 85,102 other people have also been injured in the onslaught.

“Israeli attacks killed 34 people and injured 71 others in the last 24 hours,” the statement said.

“Many people are still trapped under rubble and on the roads as rescuers are unable to reach them,” it added.

Israel has faced international condemnation amid its continued brutal offensive on Gaza since an Oct. 7, 2023 attack by Hamas despite a UN Security Council resolution demanding an immediate cease-fire.

Eight months into the Israeli war, vast tracts of Gaza lay in ruins amid a crippling blockade of food, clean water, and medicine.

Israel stands accused of genocide at the International Court of Justice, whose latest ruling ordered Tel Aviv to immediately halt its operation in the southern city of Rafah, where over a million Palestinians had sought refuge from the war before it was invaded on May 6.

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