Gaza health ministry on Sunday claimed that 174 Palestinians have been killed in Israeli airstrikes till now, and among them 47 are children.
“174 people were killed, including 47 children and 29 women, 1200 people were injured,” the ministry said in a statement.
Doctors are expecting the number of casualties to further rise as medical and rescue teams continue searching the rubble of buildings in Gaza.
As per latest reports, about 2,900 rockets have been fired from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory since the start of the hostilities on May 10.
On the Israeli side, eight civilians and one soldier were reportedly killed in the shelling.
Israel has retaliated by launching air attacks on the suspected Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip.a