More than 5,000 Palestinians died as a result of Israeli airstrikes in Gaza

Smoke rises after an Israeli air strike on an allegerd Hamas site in the south east of Gaza City, Gaza Strip, 17 November 2012. Israel has put 75,000 reservists on standby amid speculation of an impending ground invasion. EPA/MOHAMMED SABER
Israeli air strike on Hamas site Gaza City

The death toll of Palestinians from Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip has risen to 5,087, the Hamas-run Health Ministry said on Monday.

Meanwhile, 15,273 Palestinians were wounded in the coastal enclave, the ministry said in a statement.
The Israeli airstrikes were triggered by a large-scale Hamas attack on Israeli military targets and towns on Oct. 7, killing at least 1,400 people in Israel.

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