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More than 10,000 children have been killed in Gaza since October 7, Hamas-run health ministry says

From CNN’s Ibrahim Dahman and Eyad Kourdi

At least 10,600 children have been killed in Israeli attacks in Gaza since October 7, the Hamas-run Ministry of Health said on Tuesday.

“The Palestinian death toll from the ongoing Israeli aggression has exceeded 24,285, of which 75 percent are children, women, and elderly people (+10,600 children, 7,200 women, and 1,049 elderly people),” the ministry said.

At least 158 people were killed in Israeli attacks on Gaza in the past 24 hours, and 320 others were wounded, the Hamas-run Ministry of Health added Tuesday.

“A number of victims are still under the rubble and on the roads, and ambulance and civil defense crews cannot reach them,” the ministry said.

CNN cannot independently verify the ministry’s figures.

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) claimed on Sunday that more than 9,000 of those killed were Hamas fighters. CNN also cannot confirm this figure.

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