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  8/18/2014, Av 22, 5774

Hamas Says Gaza Death Toll Rises to over 2,000


Gaza's Hamas-run health ministry has claimed the death toll there has risen to 2,016 Monday, as some people injured in fighting between Israel and Gazan terrorist groups succumbed to their injuries.

Hamas claims more than three quarters of those killed in Operation Protective Edge are civilians, while the IDF says roughly 50% were combatants. Precise figures cannot be independently verified as Hamas does not allow journalists to operate freely in Gaza, and those who challenge its official line or figures are routinely harassed, threatened and deported.