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Palestinian death toll in Gaza surpasses 25,000, Hamas-run Ministry of Health says

From CNN's Niamh Kennedy and Ibrahim Dahman

More than 25,000 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza since October 7, the Hamas-controlled Ministry of Health said Sunday.

The latest toll includes 178 people killed and 293 injured in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 25,105 killed and 62,681 injured across the strip during the ongoing Israel-Hamas war.

CNN cannot independently verify these numbers due to the challenges of reporting from the war zone.

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said Sunday that military activities in the Gaza Strip were continuing, with “dozens of terrorists eliminated and large quantities of weapons located.”

According to an operational update, IDF snipers in cooperation with the Israeli Air Force (IAF) “eliminated a number of terrorists” in Khan Younis in the south of Gaza while troops also “eliminated 15 terrorists” in Daraj Tuffah in the northern part of the territory.

In an update Sunday morning, the IDF said one additional soldier had been killed in combat, bringing Israel’s military death toll to 195 since Israel’s ground invasion of Gaza began.

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