Jerusalem: The death toll from Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip rose to 126, the enclave’s health ministry said.
“As a result of the Israeli aggression against the Gaza Strip, 126 people have died, including 31 children and 20 women. Nine hundred and fifty people have received various injuries,” the ministry said in a statement.
Earlier in the day, the death toll stood at 122.
The fiercest flareup since 2014 has sparked communal violence in mixed Arab-Jewish cities and spilled over to the West Bank. Since Monday evening, around 1,800 rockets have been fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel, which responded by launching strikes against Hamas.