We’ve just received some updated casualty figures from the Hamas-run health ministry in Gaza.

It says 18,205 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza since 7 October, with a further 49,645 people injured.

The health ministry said in early December that about 70% of the casualties were women and children, but has not given a detailed breakdown in recent days.

UNICEF says that, up to 6 December, more than 5,350 children had been reported killed, since Israel began its military campaign in response to the 7 October attacks in which around 1,200 people were killed in Israel.

As we reported earlier, more than 100 Israeli soldiers have been killed since the Israel Defense Forces began ground operations in Gaza.


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