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U.N. aid agency describes the dire humanitarian crisis in Gaza
04:19 - Source: CNN
CNN  — 

About one in every 100 people in Gaza has been killed since the war between Israel and Hamas erupted on October 7, according to Palestinian statistics.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Ramallah announced in its daily update on Monday that at least 22,835 people have been killed in the besieged enclave since the beginning of the war.

That staggering death toll means that 1% of the enclave’s total pre-war population of 2.27 million people has now has been wiped out.

According to the ministry, an additional 58,416 people have been injured, which means more than one in 40 Gazans have now been wounded in the conflict. The ministry generates its data from hospitals in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip.

Last month, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said it believed that it had killed two Palestinian civilians for every Hamas militant, a ratio an IDF spokesperson described to CNN at that time as “tremendously positive.” Israel has also claimed that more than 8,000 of the dead are militants.

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