20 July 2024,   04:51
In the past 24 hours, 41 people have been killed, including kids - the war in the Middle East continues

At least 37,337 people have been killed in Gazaduring more than eight months of war between Israel and the Palestinian militants, the Health Ministry in Hamas-run Gaza said, writes DW.

The toll includes at least 41 deaths in the past 24 hours, a statement from the ministry added.

The ministry does not differentiate between civilians and combatants in its count.

The number of wounded in Gaza continues to rise, reaching 85,299 people since the war began when Hamas militants attacked Israel on October 7.

On Sunday, Israel"s military announced a "pause" in fighting around an area of Rafah to facilitate aid deliveries.

Aid groups have repeatedly warned about dire shortages of food and other urgent supplies in Gaza, partly due to overland access restrictions and the closure of the key Rafah crossing with Egypt.