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Death toll from the latest round of Palestine-Israel conflict surpasses 2,300

October 12, 2023 12:10 PM IST

Hamas | Palestine-Israel | coastal enclave

More than 2,300 people had been killed in the latest round of the Palestine-Israel conflict as of Wednesday as the ongoing clashes between the two sides are intensifying.

According to Israeli media reports on Wednesday, more than 1,200 people had been killed and 2,700 others injured on the Israel side since the new round of Palestine-Israel conflict broke out on Saturday.

Meanwhile, a total of 1,128 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank had been killed and 5,489 others injured. Among them, 1,100 people were killed and about 5,339 others injured in the Gaza Strip, according to the latest figures released by the Palestinian Health Ministry.

Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, launched a massive surprise attack on Israel on Saturday. In response, the Israeli military conducted air strikes targeting Hamas sites and headquarters in the coastal enclave. The new round of conflict has led to massive casualties on both sides.

Also for retaliation, Israel’s Energy Minister Israel Katz ordered the Israeli national water company Mekorot to immediately cut off the water supply to Gaza on Sunday, and Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant on Monday ordered the “complete siege” of the Gaza Strip, triggering a severe humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip.

(Inputs from REUTERS)

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