The death toll in Gaza rose to 830 people killed, the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza said Tuesday, with another 4,250 people injured.
Internet disruptions are affecting the death toll updates, the ministry said
- Israel is pounding Gaza with deadly airstrikes, displacing more than 100,000 people and sending waves of injured Palestinians to overwhelmed hospitals, as the military threatened a “complete siege” of the densely populated enclave.
- Israel’s UN ambassador told CNN the country’s priority is “to obliterate Hamas terrorist capabilities” after the militant group threatened to kill civilian hostages and broadcast the executions if airstrikes target Gaza without warning.
- The number of hostages held in Gaza is estimated at between 100 and 150, Ambassador Gilad Erdan said. Hamas has claimed it is holding more than 100 captives, including Israeli army officers.
- More than 900 people have died in Israel, according to the Israel Defense Forces, and 830 people have died in Gaza, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, since the conflict erupted on Saturday.