Death toll in Gaza ‘passes 15,200 with women and children making up 70%’

Death Toll In Gaza ‘Passes 15,200 With Women And Children Making Up 70%’
The figure was announced on Saturday by Health Ministry spokesperson Ashraf al-Qidra. Photo: PA Images
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Associated Press Reporters

The death toll in the Gaza Strip during fighting with Israel has passed 15,200 and about 70 per cent were women and children, according to the territory’s Health Ministry.

The figure was announced on Saturday by ministry spokesperson Ashraf al-Qidra, who did not provide further details.


The previous toll given by the ministry was more than 13,300.

Mr al-Qidra did not explain the sharp jump, although the ministry had only been able to provide sporadic updates since November 11 amid problems with connectivity and major war-related disruption in hospital operations.

The ministry does not differentiate between civilians and combatants.

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