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Palestinian death toll in Gaza rises to 29,782: ministry

Xinhua | Updated: 2024-02-27 05:25

A displaced Palestinian child carries a ration of red lentil soup, distributed by volunteers in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on Feb 18. [Photo/Agencies]

GAZA -- The Palestinian death toll from ongoing Israeli attacks in the Gaza Strip has risen to 29,782, the Hamas-run Health Ministry said in a press statement on Monday.

During the past 24 hours, the Israeli army killed 90 Palestinians and wounded 164 others, bringing the total death toll to 29,782 and injuries to 70,043, according to the statement.

The statement added that some victims remain trapped under debris and on roads, with Israeli forces hindering access for ambulances and civil defense teams.

In a separate statement on Monday, the Israeli army confirmed that five of its soldiers sustained serious injuries in the Gaza Strip, noting that have been evacuated to hospitals, and their families have been notified.

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