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117 Palestinians killed in Gaza in last 24 hours, taking death toll to over 28,000

February 10, 2024 at 2:34 pm

Relatives of the Palestinians killed in Israeli attacks including children, mourn as the bodies are brought to al-Najjar hospital in Rafah, Gaza on February 10, 2024. [Abed Rahim Khatib – Anadolu Agency]

At least 117 Palestinians were killed in the Gaza Strip in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll in Israeli onslaught on the besieged enclave to more than 28,000, the territory’s Health Ministry said on Saturday, Anadolu Agency reports.

“The Israeli occupation committed 16 massacres against families in the Gaza Strip, leaving 117 martyrs and 152 injured during the past 24 hours,” the ministry said in a statement. “Many people are still trapped under rubble and on the roads as rescuers are unable to reach them.”

The offensive has also left 85% of Gaza’s population internally displaced amid acute shortages of food, clean water, and medicine, while most of the enclave’s infrastructure has been damaged or destroyed.

The International Court of Justice in a provisional ruling mandated Israel to prevent genocidal attacks in Gaza, but it has continued with the assault.

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