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Death toll in Gaza passes 500

Gaza City - The number of Palestinian dead rose to more than500 in the Israeli attacks on Gaza, a spokesman for the Health Ministry said early Monday.

Since the beginning of the offensive with coastal attacks around two weeks ago, 501 Palestinians have been killed and 3,150 injured, Ashraf al-Qedra said on Twitter.

On the Israeli side, 18 soldiers and two civilians have died. About 80 Israeli solders have been wounded, according to reports on Israel radio.

DPA


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