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Death toll rises to 21,978 in Israel’s genocidal war on Gaza

Gaza’s Ministry of Health has said that the total death toll in the Israel’s genocidal war on Gaza reached 21,978 on January 1, 2024, with 57,697 people also reported injured.

In the past 24 hours alone, at least 156 people were killed and 246 others injured in 13 Israeli attacks, Ashraf al-Qudra, Gaza’s health ministry spokesperson, said at a press conference.

The total death toll includes 326 health staff, he said.

Israeli forces have destroyed and put out of service 104 ambulances and 30 hospitals, and about 99 health personnel are held under arrest “in inhumane conditions”, he added.

The revised death toll from the October 7 Hamas attack in Israel stands at 1,139.

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