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46 more Palestinians killed, death toll from Israel onslaught in Gaza since October reaches 33,843

April 16, 2024 at 2:04 pm

Relatives of Palestinians who lost their lives as a result of the Israeli attack mourn as they take bodies from the morgue of Abu Yousef al-Najjar Hospital to be buried in Rafah, Gaza on 16 April, 2024 [Abed Rahim Khatib/Anadolu Agency]

A total of 33,843 Palestinians have been killed in Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip since last October, the Health Ministry in the besieged enclave said on Tuesday, Anadolu Agency reports.

The Gaza-based Health Ministry made the statement as the Israeli deadly onslaught on Gaza entered its 193rd day.

The ongoing onslaughts have also injured 76,575 Palestinians, it added.

It noted that, in the past 24 hours, Israel committed five massacres against families across the Gaza Strip that left 46 fatalities and 110 wounded who arrived in the hospitals.

“Many people are still trapped under rubble and on the roads and rescuers are unable to reach them,” it added.

Israel has pounded the Gaza Strip since a cross-border attack by Hamas, which Tel Aviv says killed nearly 1,200 people.

However, since then, it has been revealed by Haaretz that helicopters and tanks of the Israeli army had, in fact, killed many of the 1,139 soldiers and civilians claimed by Israel to have been killed by the Palestinian Resistance.

The Israeli war on Gaza has pushed 85 per cent of the Territory’s population into internal displacement amid acute shortages of food, clean water, and medicine, while over 60 per cent of the enclave’s infrastructure has been damaged or destroyed, according to the UN.

Israel stands accused of genocide at the International Court of Justice. An interim ruling in January ordered Tel Aviv to stop genocidal acts and take measures to guarantee that humanitarian assistance is provided to civilians in Gaza.

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