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Nearly 200 people killed in Gaza after ceasefire termination

A total of 589 people have been wounded, most of them being women and teenagers, Gaza’s health ministry reports

CAIRO, December 1. /TASS/. Nearly 200 residents of the Gaza Strip have been killed in Israeli bombardments since the termination of the ceasefire in the Palestinian enclave, Gaza’s health ministry said,

"Since Friday morning, as many as 178 people have been killed as a result of Israel’s aggression in Gaza," it wrote on its Facebook account (Facebook is banned in Russia due to its ownership by Meta, which has been designated as extremist).

Apart from that, a total of 589 people have been wounded, most of them being women and teenagers.

On November 22, Hamas announced an agreement with Israel, which was brokered by Egypt and Qatar, on a four-day humanitarian truce in the Gaza Strip. The ceasefire took effect at 7:00 a.m. local time (5:00 a.m. GMT) on November 24. The deal stipulated the release of Israeli women and children being held hostage in Gaza in exchange for the release of Palestinian women and children from Israeli prisons.

Israel said it was ready to extend the truce for an additional day in exchange for the release of ten more hostages, vowing to free 30 Palestinian prisoners every time. However, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said on the morning of December 1 that Hamas had violated the truce in Gaza and opened fire on Israeli territory, thus prompting the IDF to resume combat operations in the Gaza Strip.