Gaza death toll exceeds 30,000, Hamas-run health ministry says | BBC News

More than 30,000 Palestinians have now been killed in Gaza since 7 October, the Hamas-run health ministry says.

The ministry says that the majority of those killed were women and children.

Its figures do not differentiate between civilians and fighters when identifying those killed.

More than 70,000 injured people have been registered by the Gaza ministry of health, which is the only official source for casualties. Its data is quoted by UN agencies and other international institutions.

The conflict began when Hamas fighters stormed into southern Israel on 7 October, killing about 1,200 people and seizing hostages.

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