Gaza death toll rises to 200 as Israeli offensive continues

The toll includes 59 children, 35 women and 15 old men

As the brutal Israeli offensive on besieged Gaza Strip continues for the eighth consecutive days, death toll rises to 200, Palestinian Health Ministry said on Monday.

In a brief statement, the Ministry said that the toll includes 59 children, 35 women and 15 old men.

According to the statement, 1,305 people have also been injured in the Israeli offensive in Gaza –43 per cent among them are children.

The Israeli military has staged airstrikes across the Gaza Strip since May 10, leaving behind a massive trail of destruction across the seaside territory.

Press remarks for the Head of Government Media Office, Salama Marouf, stated that more than 500 residential buildings have been fully destroyed in the ongoing Israeli bombardment, rendering the residents, who still alive, to homeless.

(Source / 17.05.2021)

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