Palestinian death toll in Gaza rises to 35,456: ministry

The Palestinian death toll from ongoing Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip has risen to 35,456, Gaza health authorities said in a press statement on Sunday.

It said that during the past 24 hours, the Israeli army killed 70 Palestinians and wounded 110 others, bringing the total death toll to 35,456 and injuries to 79,476 since the Palestinian-Israeli conflict broke out in October 2023.

The statement noted that some victims remained under the rubble amid heavy bombardment and a lack of rescue crews.

Israel launched a large-scale offensive against Hamas in the Gaza Strip to retaliate against a Hamas rampage through the southern Israeli border on Oct. 7, 2023, during which about 1,200 people were killed and around 250 were taken hostage.