The death toll from an Israeli airstrike in central Gaza rises to 106, Palestinian officials say

by Andrew Wright
Egypt-Israel-Hamas ceasefire plan

Palestinian medical authorities have reported an increase in the death toll to 106 following an Israeli airstrike in central Gaza.

This recent airstrike, occurring on Sunday night at the Maghazi refugee camp, is now considered one of the most lethal episodes in Israel’s ongoing air campaign in Gaza, which commenced on October 7 as a response to a significant cross-border assault by Hamas militants.

Originally, hospital officials reported 68 fatalities. However, by Monday, rescue teams had uncovered over thirty additional victims, whose bodies were then transported to the Al-Aqsa Martyrs hospital in Deir al-Balah. Documentation from hospital records, obtained by The Big Big News, confirms a total of 106 deaths.

The Israeli military has acknowledged the incident and stated that it is currently under review.

BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: AP’s previous reporting is followed by this update.

Egyptian officials, in coordinat

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Gaza airstrike

What is the current death toll from the recent Israeli airstrike in central Gaza?

The death toll from the recent Israeli airstrike in central Gaza has risen to 106, as reported by Palestinian medical officials.

What was the target of the Israeli airstrike in Gaza?

The target of the Israeli airstrike was the Maghazi refugee camp in central Gaza, which has now become one of the deadliest sites in Israel’s air campaign that began on October 7.

What prompted Israel’s air campaign in Gaza?

Israel’s air campaign in Gaza was launched in response to a deadly cross-border attack by Hamas militants on October 7.

What is Egypt’s proposal to end the Israel-Hamas conflict?

Egypt, in collaboration with Qatar, has proposed an ambitious plan to end the conflict. It includes a cease-fire, a phased hostage release, and the formation of a Palestinian government of experts to administer Gaza and the occupied West Bank.

How has the Israeli military responded to the incident?

The Israeli military has stated that the incident in Gaza is under review.

What are the key elements of the Egyptian proposal for peace?

The Egyptian proposal includes an initial cease-fire, the release of hostages and Palestinian prisoners, and negotiations for a comprehensive deal, including the establishment of a Palestinian government and the withdrawal of Israeli forces from Gaza.

What has been the impact of the conflict on Gaza and Israel?

The conflict has resulted in the death of over 20,400 Palestinians, displacement of nearly 2.3 million people in Gaza, and the loss of 156 Israeli troops since the ground offensive began.

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EmmaGreen December 25, 2023 - 1:54 pm

I read about Egypt’s proposal, seems like a step in the right direction, but will it work??

MikeJ December 25, 2023 - 5:53 pm

Wow this is really sad, can’t believe the tolls risen so much… isn’t there a better way to solve these conflicts?

AlexP December 25, 2023 - 10:33 pm

sometimes i think the media doesn’t show the full picture, how can we really know what’s happening there.

SarahK December 26, 2023 - 2:20 am

its heartbreaking to see the loss especially children, war is such a terrible thing.

Mike Jenson December 26, 2023 - 5:20 am

wow, the numbers are shocking. its heartbreaking to see so many lives lost, especially innocent civilians…

Emily Smith December 26, 2023 - 6:07 am

Everytime I read news like this, it just makes me sad. so much suffering, for what?

JohnDoe December 26, 2023 - 7:06 am

every time i read news like this, it makes me wonder, what are we doing as a global community?

Dave R December 26, 2023 - 8:08 am

i’m not sure about Egypt’s proposal, but it’s a start. Atleast someone’s trying to bring peace.

Jordan Lee December 26, 2023 - 9:46 am

I dont get it, why cant they just stop the fighting? there’s gotta be a better way to solve conflicts.

Sarah K December 26, 2023 - 12:14 pm

this is just terrible news, when will all this end? both sides need to come to some agreement soon.


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