Israel Hamas Conflict: Biden expressed doubt on the death toll in Gaza, officials released the names of the dead

Israel-Hamas War After US President Joe Biden questioned the number of dead in Palestine, the health ministry in Hamas-controlled Gaza released a report listing the names of more than 6000 dead in Gaza since terrorist attacks on Israel on October 7. Is of.

Israel Hamas Conflict: Biden expressed doubt on the death toll in Gaza, officials released the names of the dead

Israel Hamas Conflict: The war between Israel and Hamas started on October 7. This war continues continuously. Many people have died in this war so far.

At the same time, the number of deaths in Palestine was questioned by US President Joe Biden, after which the Health Ministry in Hamas-controlled Gaza (Hamas Israel War) issued a notice listing the names of more than 6,000 dead (Death Toll In Gaza). Report has been released.

According to information obtained by CNN, the report said that 7,028 Palestinians were killed between October 7 and 26, including 2,913 children, and attributed these deaths to the Israeli military's "aggression". It said another 281 bodies have not yet been identified.

Gaza Ministry released the names of the dead

The ministry said the actual number of deaths was likely much higher than reported. The list of 6,747 names gives the gender, age and identity card number of each victim – an apparent effort to increase the credibility of its data in the face of challenges from the US and Israel.

On Wednesday, Biden said he had "no confidence" in the death toll released by the ministry.

On Thursday, White House spokesman John Kirby called the ministry a "Hamas front."

Casualty figures in the besieged area are released daily by the ministry in Gaza and the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah in the West Bank.

The Palestinian Authority is run by a rival faction to Hamas, although the Health Ministry maintains links with the ministry in Gaza.

CNN is unable to independently verify the tabulated death numbers in Gaza. But international agencies, including the United Nations and the World Health Organization (WHO), report data provided by the Gaza ministry. These figures are collected from data provided by hospitals and emergency services.

Shtayyeh criticized Biden's remarks

The Palestinian Authority's prime minister, Mohammed Shtayyeh, criticized Biden's comments and said his health authority in the West Bank believed the Gaza death toll released was accurate.

There are some leaders who do not want to see the reality, he said in an interview with Al Jazeera on Thursday. They just want to see what's happening on the Israeli side. They don't want to see what's happening on the Palestinian side.

“The figures are correct,” he said. Those are our numbers. These numbers are given to us every day from hospitals in Gaza which our Ministry of Health receives.

Last week, Michael Ryan, executive director of WHO's health emergencies program, told reporters that we believe the numbers being reported in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories ... may not be completely accurate on a minute-by-minute basis. are, but they reflect the level of death and injury on both sides of that conflict.

500 people died in Israeli air strike- Kirby

The numbers provided by the Gaza Health Ministry have not historically been controversial and have been cited in US State Department reports without any caveats on their accuracy.

But the current conflict has drawn greater attention to international reliance on statistics and conflicting claims on the number of people killed in the October 17 explosion at al-Ahli Arab hospital in Gaza City have deepened the dispute. The ministry has given the final number as 471.

Initial US intelligence assessments were that between 100 and 300 people were likely killed in the explosion. Other analysts have said that depending on the size of the impact crater at the site, the number could be well into the double figures.

Kirby said the ministry initially reported that 500 people were killed in the Israeli airstrike.