According to the Hamas-run health ministry in Gaza, at least 20,000 Palestinians have been reported killed since Israel began bombing the territory on October 7th. This translates to an average of nearly 300 people killed per day, excluding the seven-day ceasefire. The World Health Organization considers these casualty figures trustworthy. Doctors in Gaza believe the actual death toll may be higher due to bodies buried under rubble and those not taken to hospitals. The high number of civilian casualties highlights the devastating impact of the conflict on the population of Gaza.
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