Hamas media spokesman reports 13,000 Palestinian death toll in Gaza


Anjali Sharma

GG News Bureau

NEW YORK, 21st Nov. Ismail al-Thawabta, the director general of the media office of the militant group Hamas on Monday has announced that the Palestinian death toll in the Gaza has exceeded 13,000 since the Israel-Hamas conflict erupted on October 7.

Ismail al-Thawabta said at a press conference that among the dead were 5,500 children and 3,500 women, while more than 30,000 others were seriously injured.

Al-Thawabta added that the number of missing persons has surpassed 6,000, including 4,000 children and women still under the rubble of buildings destroyed by Israeli attacks, Xinhua news agency reported.

Israel has been carrying out attacks on Gaza over the past weeks to retaliate against the Hamas surprise attack on southern Israel on October 7, during which Hamas militants killed about 1,400 people and took more than 240 hostages.

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