RISING TOLL …

A mourner carries the body of a child during the funeral of Palestinians from the al-Astal family, who were killed in Israeli strikes on Sunday. United Nations health agency chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus issued a new appeal yesterday for “sustained safe passage” for medical essentials and fuel to keep health Photo: Al Jazeera facilities open in Gaza. The latest media reports citing the Gaza ministry of health indicate that the number of people killed in Gaza since 7 October has risen to 5 087. According to Israeli official sources, some 1 400 people have been killed in Israel, the vast majority in the Hamas attacks on 7 October, which triggered the latest conflict.

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