Gaza death toll from Israel attacks jumps to 1939

Rescue workers pulled the bodies of 16 Palestinians from under the rubble of bombed-out homes earlier Sunday.

Gaza death toll from Israel attacks jumps to 1939

World Bulletin / News Desk

Four Palestinians were killed late on Sunday in Israeli strikes on different parts of the Gaza Strip, bringing to 1939 the number of Palestinians killed by Israel since July 7, according to a Palestinian Health Ministry official.

"More than 50 more people were injured in Israeli strikes today," Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qodra told Anadolu Agency.

Earlier in the day, rescue workers pulled the bodies of 16 Palestinians from under the rubble of bombed-out homes in the eastern districts of the Gaza Strip, he recalled.

The latest fatalities bring to 1939 the number of Palestinians, mostly civilians, killed by Israel in 35 days of attacks on the blockaded Gaza Strip.

Israel has been pounding the coastal enclave since July 7 with the stated aim of stemming out rocket attacks.

Israel stopped its attacks from Tuesday through Friday under an Egypt-brokered three-day ceasefire.

But Israel has been striking different parts of the Gaza Strip since the ceasefire expired.

Turkey to airlift injured Gazans for treatment

Turkish Health Ministry will bring four injured Gazans, including a child, to Turkey for medical treatment, officials said.

The ambulance, which departed Ankara for Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport in Israel late on Sunday, is expected to arrive in Turkey during morning hours of Monday.

Israel has been pounding the coastal enclave since July 7 with the stated aim of stemming out rocket attacks.

Israel stopped its attacks from Tuesday through Friday under an Egypt-brokered three-day ceasefire.

But Israel has been striking different parts of the Gaza Strip since the ceasefire expired.

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