Gaza Death Toll Hits 10,000 As Israel Continues Bombardment

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said Gaza is becoming a "graveyard for children".

Cover image via Reuters via New Straits Times

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A total of 10,022 Palestinians have died since Israel began bombing the Gaza Strip a month ago

According to the Hamas-run health ministry, tens of thousands of civilians, mostly children and women, have been killed since Israel launched its siege on Gaza.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that Gaza is becoming a "graveyard for children" after some 4,000 children were killed in the conflict following Hamas's incursion into Israel on 7 October, according to Reuters.

Israel dropped over 6,000 bombs on Gaza in the first six days of the conflict

Palestinian authorities claimed that 18,000 tonnes of bombs have been dropped on Gaza, with Israel reporting that it has hit 12,000 Hamas targets.

According to Al Jazeera, Israel has spent over USD2 billion (RM9.33 billion) on bombs alone since the start of the conflict. Its goal is to destroy Hamas once and for all.

Meanwhile, 1,500 Israelis have died and 240 others were kidnapped following the attack by Hamas on 7 October

Israeli intelligence claims that Hamas has built a network of underground tunnels, specifically in highly populated areas such as hospitals, schools, and mosques.

These tunnels house ammunition and weapons, as well as serve as bunkers for Hamas fighters to conduct guerilla warfare.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has dismissed the possibility of a ceasefire

Israeli ground forces have encircled Gaza City and have warned Palestinians to leave the northern parts of the strip and seek refuge in the south.

Unfortunately, with a lack of access to food, water, electricity, and communication, there are fears that the death toll will continue to climb.

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