Gaza health ministry says women, children make up 60% of injured in Gaza Strip


By Aluta News

Oct. 11, 2023

Around 60 per cent of people injured in Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip are women and children, the Palestinian Health Ministry said Wednesday.

“About 60 per cent of those wounded in the Gaza Strip are women and children,” the health ministry said in a statement.

Earlier on Wednesday, the health ministry said that the death toll in the Gaza Strip from Israeli attacks had reached 1,055 and another 5,184 people had been injured.

At the same time, media reported that the number of those killed among Israeli citizens as a result of the escalation of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict had surpassed 1,200 people and nearly 3,000 had been wounded.

The fate of the 150 people brought to the Gaza Strip as hostages by the Palestinian movement Hamas reportedly remains unknown.

On Saturday, Palestinian group Hamas launched a surprise large-scale rocket attack against Israel from the Gaza Strip, prompting Israel to declare a state of war the following day and launch retaliatory strikes.

On Monday, Israel ordered a full blockade of the Gaza Strip, home to more than 2 million people, stopping supplies of water, food, and fuel. Both Israel and Palestine have so far reported hundreds of dead and thousands of injured as a result of the escalation.


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