Palestinian death statistics questioned by US remain controversial

Palestinian death statistics questioned by US remain controversial

Three weeks into Israel’s massive bombing campaign in the Gaza Strip, the exact scale of Palestinian casualties has become a new controversy after President Biden questioned statistics released by Gaza health authorities , led by Hamas.

The Gaza-based Palestinian Health Ministry said Saturday that the death toll stood at 7,703, including 1,863 women and 3,195 children, information it said was based on data compiled by hospitals. . The United Nations, which has verified and documented deaths in previous conflicts in Gaza, says it is unable to do so now due to the scale of the violence.

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