The death toll due to the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas has exceeded 1100. About 700 people were killed in Israel while 400 were killed in Gaza. Thousands of people are feared to be injured in this conflict. In some areas, debris is yet to be removed after the Hamas attack and in some places war is also going on. Due to this the number of deaths may increase. Fighting continues between Hamas and Israeli security forces at various places.
The Israeli army has claimed that it has so far attacked more than 800 targets in Gaza. These include air strikes on the city of Beit Henon in the north-east.
The United Nations has said that at least 70 thousand Palestinians have taken shelter in schools in Gaza. The United Nations has appealed to create humanitarian corridors to deliver food to Gaza.
Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations yesterday accused Palestinian Islamist group Hamas of war crimes, and vowed that now was the time to “destroy Hamas’s terror infrastructure.” “This is a war crime, a clearly documented war crime,” Israeli UN Ambassador Gilad Erdan said before a closed-door meeting of the 15-member Security Council in New York. Erdan appealed to the international community to fully support Israel and condemn the actions of Hamas.