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Gaza toll hits 1,951

Posted on Aug 13 2014 | IANS

Gaza, Aug 13 : The toll in the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip has risen to 1,951, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry.

Health ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qadra said the number included 469 children, 243 women and 88 elderly people, according to MENA news agency.

He said more than 10,193 Palestinians were injured in the offensive.

A new 72-hour truce has been in place since Monday.

Israel launched Operation Protective Edge July 8 in retaliation to what it said firing of rockets by activists of the Islamist movement Hamas.

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