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900 Israelis, 687 Palestinians killed as conflict enters 3rd day

Published : 10 Oct 2023, 00:28

  DF News Desk
Smoke rises following an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City, Oct. 9, 2023. Photo: Xinhua by Rizek Abdeljawad.

The death toll from Hamas' weekend surprise attack on southern Israel rose to more than 900, reported Xinhua, quoting Israel's state-owned Kan TV on Monday.

Israeli government officials told Xinhua that the death toll is expected to rise because rescuers have not yet reached some areas in southern Israel, where Hamas militants who carried out Saturday's attack are still engaged in battles with Israeli troops.

The number of injured people received by hospitals climbed to 2,616, including 25 in critical condition, the Israeli Health Ministry updated. According to militant groups in Gaza, about 130 Israeli hostages were held in the Palestinian enclave.

Meanwhile, the death toll and injuries from Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip have risen to 687 and 3,726, respectively, according to the latest update by the Palestinian Health Ministry on Monday.