AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): Israel’s bombardment and ground offensive in Gaza since October 7 has killed over 12,000 people so far, including 5,000 children, according to officials in Gaza.
Gaza’s government media office said on Friday there are also more than 30,000 injuries, 75 percent of which are women and children.
There are 3,750 missing persons, including 1,800 children who are still under the rubble, it said as the official death toll in Gaza had not been updated for days due to the collapse of the its health system.
The media office said at least 200 doctors, nurses, and paramedics have been killed, as well as at least 22 civil defense team members.
Also, at least 51 journalists and media representatives have been killed, the media office said.
Meanwhile, there was no sign of any let-up despite international calls for a ceasefire or at least for humanitarian pauses.
Israel's military, which has concentrated its assault on northern Gaza, said its troops and warplanes were keeping up pressure on Friday.
Media reports say fierce confrontations continue in northern Gaza, with the Israeli military trying to push from the western side of Gaza City towards the neighborhoods of Shujaiya and Zeitoun.
The health ministry in Gaza said that 24 patients have died in the past two days at Al-Shifa hospital due to power cuts, as Israeli forces keep blockading the medical facility.
"Twenty-four patients in different departments have died over the last 48 hours as vital medical equipment has stopped functioning because of the power outage," said ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra.
Israel attacked the hospital earlier this week, claiming Hamas has used the hospital and its area as a command center.
Hamas denies using hospitals for military purposes. It says some hostages have received treatment at medical centers but they have not been held inside them.