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Palestinian death toll from Israeli attacks in Gaza rises to 35,562

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Palestinian death toll from Israeli attacks in Gaza rises to 35,562

2024-05-21 09:43 Last Updated At:16:07

The Palestinian death toll from the ongoing Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip has risen to 35,562, health authorities in the Palestinian enclave said in a press statement on Monday.

Over the past 24 hours, the Israeli army killed 106 Palestinians and wounded 176 others, bringing the total death toll to 35,562 and injuries to more than 79,000 since the Palestinian-Israeli conflict broke out last October, said the statement.

The health authorities emphasized that the medical emergency and civil defense workers are facing challenges in carrying out rescue operation as a large number of casualties are buried under the rubbles and ruins.

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) on Monday said in a statement that the Israeli army continued to carry out military operations in the southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah and Jabalia in the northern Gaza.

Over the past day, Israeli airstrikes targeted about 80 targets in Gaza, including armed personnel, weapon storage facilities, rocket launch systems, and other infrastructures, said the statement.

In addition, Israeli forces claimed that, in collaboration with the Israeli intelligence department, they have killed two senior members of Hamas. However, Hamas has not made any response to it.

On Monday, Palestinian armed groups, including Hamas' military wing, the Al-Qassam Brigades, and the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad Movement, the Al-Quds Brigades, launched sustained attacks against the Israeli military.

In Jabalia, the Palestinian armed personnel used mortar shells to attack the Israeli military vehicles assembled to the east of Jabalia, and engaged in intense clashes with the Israeli soldiers.

In the eastern part of Rafah, Palestinian armed personnel said they launched successive attacks on the gathering sites of Israeli troops and vehicles. They also ambushed a group of Israeli soldiers, resulting in multiple casualties among the Israeli soldiers.

Israeli military sources said on Monday that about 950,000 Palestinians have been evacuated from Rafah as a result of the ongoing military operations in the area.

Currently, there are still an estimated 300,000 to 400,000 civilians remaining in Rafah, with the majority concentrated in the city center and the coastal area to the west of Rafah, as stated by the sources.

The Times of Israel reported on Monday, citing an Israeli official, that Israel is considering sending a delegation to participate in the upcoming prisoner exchange and ceasefire negotiations in Gaza, which will take place in the Qatari capital of Doha next week.

However, Israeli authorities have not yet confirmed this information.

Palestinian death toll from Israeli attacks in Gaza rises to 35,562

Palestinian death toll from Israeli attacks in Gaza rises to 35,562

Palestinian death toll from Israeli attacks in Gaza rises to 35,562

Palestinian death toll from Israeli attacks in Gaza rises to 35,562

Palestinian death toll from Israeli attacks in Gaza rises to 35,562

Palestinian death toll from Israeli attacks in Gaza rises to 35,562

A Chinese defense spokesperson Friday said China will take all necessary countermeasures against the Philippines' dangerous and escalating acts.

Zhang Xiaogang, spokesperson for the Ministry of National Defense, made the remarks when responding to a media question about the recent moves by the Philippine side in areas of Ren'ai Jiao (Reef) and Xianbin Jiao.

"Nansha Qundao (Nansha Islands), including Ren'ai Jiao and Xianbin Jiao, is inherent territory of China, and it is legitimate and reasonable for the Chinese side to carry out law enforcement activities in waters under its jurisdiction. China has repeatedly made clear its principled position on this. In fact, the Philippine side broke its promises on the Ren'ai Jiao issue, played with fire and made provocations to escalate tension. Such behavior is like a thief crying 'stop thief'. It has even cooked up and spread disinformation about Xianbin Jiao in an attempt to cover up its infringements and provocations. Such behavior fully shows that the Philippine side is undoubtedly the one that undermines peace and creates instability. The Chinese side has remained highly vigilant and will continue to take all necessary countermeasures against the dangerous and escalating acts of the Philippine side," said the spokesperson.

China vows to take resolute countermeasures against Philippines' dangerous acts: spokesman

China vows to take resolute countermeasures against Philippines' dangerous acts: spokesman

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