Gaza Death Toll Surpasses 36,000 Amid Ongoing Israeli Offensive

The death toll from relentless Israeli attacks in Gaza since last October has reached 36,242, according to the Health Ministry in the besieged enclave. A statement from the ministry on Thursday reported that at least 81,777 people have also been injured in the onslaught.

In the past 24 hours alone, Israeli forces have killed 53 people and injured 357 others in five “massacres” against families, the ministry added. “Many people are still trapped under rubble and on the roads as rescuers are unable to reach them,” the statement said.

The Israeli offensive on the Palestinian enclave has continued since October 7, 2023, following a Hamas attack, despite a UN Security Council resolution demanding an immediate cease-fire.

Nearly eight months into the conflict, large portions of Gaza lie in ruins under a crippling blockade of food, clean water, and medicine.

Israel faces accusations of “genocide” at the International Court of Justice (ICJ). The court’s latest ruling ordered Tel Aviv to immediately halt its operation in Rafah, where over a million Palestinians had sought refuge from the war before it was invaded on May 6.–News Desk