The Health Ministry in Gaza has confirmed that the death toll from the Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip, which began on October 7, has reached 26,751. The latest figures were released on Tuesday, marking the 116th day of the intense conflict.
In addition to the fatalities, the ministry reported that 65,636 individuals have been injured during the course of the Israeli onslaught. Within the past 24 hours, the Israeli army conducted 13 operations across the Gaza Strip, resulting in 114 fatalities and 249 injuries. The statement highlighted the challenges faced by rescuers in reaching individuals trapped under rubble and on roads, with the Israeli army reportedly impeding rescue efforts.
The conflict originated from a cross-border attack by the Palestinian group Hamas in October. Since then, Israel has continued its military campaign, claiming nearly 1,200 Israeli lives. Approximately 85% of Gazans have been displaced due to the ongoing conflict, with the entire population facing food insecurity, according to the United Nations. The situation remains critical as both sides grapple with the devastating impact of the prolonged hostilities.