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Gaza death toll climbs 28,064 Palestinians killed, 67,611 injured since Oct. 7-Gaza health ministry

Smoke rises from Gaza, as the sun sets, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, as seen from Sderot

CAIRO (Reuters) - At least 28,064 Palestinians have been killed and 67,611 others injured in Israeli strikes on Gaza since Oct. 7, the health ministry in Gaza said in a statement on Saturday.

Israeli forces killed at least 117 Palestinians and injured 152 others over the past 24 hours in Gaza, the statement added.

(Reporting by Nidal Al Mughrabi, Writing by Adam Makary; Editing by Toby Chopra)