Hamas: More than 27,000 Palestinians killed since 7 October

The Hamas-run health ministry has said more than 27,000 people have been killed in Israeli strikes on Gaza since the start of the war.

The ministry added that 66,139 have been injured in the attacks.

The figures reported by the ministry do not differentiate between fighters and civilians.

Israel disputes all figures reported by the ministry, as it claims Hamas is exaggerating them.

Hamas denies these claims, accusing Israel of deliberately targeting civilians.

A number of independent groups have said the figures from the ministry have proved to be largely reliable in previous conflicts with, at most, a 10-12% discrepancy from the figures produced by Israel and the UN.

(Source: Sky News)