Palestinian death toll in Gaza rises to 33,175: ministry

GAZA: The Ministry of Health in Gaza announced Sunday that the Palestinian death toll has risen to 33,175 as a result of ongoing Israeli attacks.

During the past 24 hours, the Israeli army killed 38 Palestinians and wounded 71 others, bringing the total death toll to 33,175 and injuries to 75,886 since the Israel-Hamas conflict broke out on Oct. 7, 2023, said the ministry in a statement.

Meanwhile, the Israeli army said that four soldiers were killed in the battles in Gaza Strip.

In a press statement sent to Xinhua, the army said that four soldiers were killed on Saturday by anti-tank fire in the city of Khan Younis, south of the Gaza Strip.

The statement added that gunmen emerged from an opening in the ground inside a destroyed house while moving between buildings and fired accurate fire at the fighters, killing three soldiers instantly and seriously wounding a fourth, who died later in the hospital.

A total of 604 soldiers have been killed since the beginning of the war in Gaza, including 256 since the beginning of the ground operation in the Gaza Strip, and 41 were killed in accidental incidents during the battles, according to data published by the Israeli army on the occasion of the 6-month anniversary of the war in Gaza.

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