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Gaza death toll rises to at least 30,631 after 97 people killed in last 24 hours

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An Israeli airstrike killed at least 17 people in the southern Gaza city of Khan Younis on Tuesday, Palestinian officials said, adding that a total of 97 people had died in the last 24 hours.

The latest fatalities brought the overall Palestinian toll from the nearly five-month war to 30,631 with women and children making up around two-thirds of the total casualties, according to Gaza’s Health Ministry. It says over 72,000 people have been wounded.

First responders with the Civil Defense circulated footage of rescuers pulling dead and wounded people from the rubble of a house, including a child with blood on his face who was not moving.

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The nearby European Hospital said Tuesday that it had received 17 bodies overnight.

The Israeli military said in a statement on Tuesday that it was carrying out targeted raids on militant infrastructure in Khan Younis while trying to evacuate civilians from the area.

With The Associated Press

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