Israel-Hamas war: 5,000 killed in Gaza, Health Ministry says
Israel has said it struck Hamas targets in Gaza on Monday as well as thwarting a Hezbollah strike from Lebanon. Meanwhile, Gaza's Hamas-run Health Ministry says the death toll has passed 5,000
More than 5,000 people have been killed in Gaza, according to the Hamas-run Health Ministry
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More than 5,000 killed in Gaza, Hamas-run Health Ministry says
At least 5,087 Palestinians have been killed since Israel launched retaliatory air strikes in Gaza on October 7, the Hamas-run Health Ministry in Gaza said.
Of those, 2,055 were children, and 1,119 were women. Another 15,273 people were wounded in the strikes, the ministry said.
The numbers of dead and injured from Gaza cannot be independently verified
Israel declared war on Hamas after the militant group broke through border defenses and killed more than 1,400 people in Israel on October 7.
Israel says it only strikes Hamas militants in the densely populated Gaza Strip. Civilians caught in the crossfire, however, have borne the brunt of the war.
Palestinians have been cut off from food and water. EU foreign ministers are meeting Monday to discuss the situation as much-needed aid slowly trickles into Gaza.