The death toll from the escalation of the conflict in the Gaza Strip has exceeded 15,500, more than 41,000 have been wounded, Gaza’s health ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said.
Death toll from conflict escalation in Gaza Strip exceeds 15,500
STEPANAKERT, DECEMBER 4, ARTSAKHPRESS: "The number of the victims of the Israeli aggression has reached 15,523. At least 41,316 people have been wounded," he said in a statemen posted on the ministry’s Facebook account (Facebook is banned in Russia due to its ownership by Meta, which has been designated as extremist).
According to the ministry, as many as 291 medics have been killed, 59 ambulances have been destroyed and 56 medical facilities have been ruined since the beginning of the latest escalation on October 7.
The ministry’s spokesman also noted that the "mechanism of evacuating the wounded for treatment abroad is operating very slowly." "We are losing dozens of lives every day due to the lack of necessary treatment in the Gaza Strip and because they are not evacuated," al-Qudra said, adding that 403 patients have been evacuated from the Gaza Strip via the Rafah crossing. Some of those wounded have died while waiting for the evacuation, he added.