Gaza Health Ministry Reports Over 30,000 Killed Since Conflict Began in October

The Gaza Health Ministry has announced that more than 30,000 people have been killed since the start of the Israeli offensive in October. The violence escalated following a Hamas attack on Israel on October 7th, which left over 1200 Israelis dead. In recent events, over a hundred Gazans were killed in a stampede for food aid, with Israeli forces claiming they targeted individuals posing a threat. The United Nations Security Council is discussing the situation, while the BBC has investigated the breakdown of casualties, indicating a high proportion of civilian deaths, including women and children.

  • More than 30,000 Palestinians have been killed since the conflict began in October.
  • Over a hundred people were killed in a stampede while trying to reach a convoy carrying food aid in Gaza.
  • Israeli military action was prompted by an attack from Hamas on October 7th, which resulted in over 1200 Israeli deaths and more than 250 hostages.
  • The UN Security Council is currently holding closed-door meetings to address the crisis.
  • Hamas, which governs Gaza, is considered a terrorist organization by the UK government.
  • Hospitals in Northern Gaza reported treating numerous gunshot wounds following the stampede incident.
  • Israeli forces claim that their soldiers first fired in the air as a warning before targeting individuals they deemed a threat.
  • The BBC has been verifying casualty figures, suggesting an overwhelming number of civilian deaths, including a significant number of children.
  • Israel has killed at least 13,000 Hamas and other militant fighters, according to the Israeli military, though the actual number may be difficult to ascertain.
  • International condemnation has grown regarding Israel’s methods, with allegations of severe human rights violations.
  • There is currently no clear path to a ceasefire, with the recent tragedy exacerbating tensions.
  • The conflict between Jews and Arabs over the land has lasted over a century with no military solution in sight.

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