The fighting erupted Oct. 7 when Hamas carried out a bloody attack in southern Israel.
Jerusalem: The latest Israel-Hamas war has quickly become the deadliest and most destructive of the five wars fought between the sides since Hamas seized control of the Gaza Strip in 2007 from the Palestinian Authority.
The fighting erupted Oct. 7 when Hamas carried out a bloody attack in southern Israel. Since then, Israel has relentlessly pounded the Gaza Strip with airstrikes that have wrought unprecedented destruction, flattening entire neighborhos.
Here’s a look in numbers at the toll of the war as of Nov. 1, sourced from the Gaza Health Ministry and Israeli officials as well as international observers and aid groups:
1,400: Number of people killed in Israel
8,525: Number of Palestinians killed in Gaza
125: Number of Palestinians killed in West Bank
5,431: Number of Israelis injured
21,543: Number of Palestinians injured in Gaza
2,050: Number of Palestinians injured in the West Bank
250,000: Number of Israelis displaced
Over 1.4 million: Number of Palestinians displaced in Gaza
240: Soldiers and civilians being held hostage in Gaza
5: Hostages released or rescued
217: Aid trucks let into Gaza
33,960: Residential units destroyed in Gaza