More than 30,700 deaths reported by Gaza health officials

Courtesy of DW

Gaza’s Hamas-run Health Ministry on Wednesday reported the deaths of 86 people over the past 24 hours.

The ministry said the death toll now stood at 30,717 dead, with 72,156 people wounded since the war between Israel and Hamas began following the October 7 terror attack.

The United Nations and humanitarian organizations consider the figures provided by the ministry to be largely reliable, although the ministry does not differentiate between civilians and combatants.

Around half of Gaza’s 2.3 million inhabitants are children, and the UN says the majority of civilians killed have been women and children. 

Courtesy of DW