Israel says 60 percent of Hamas fighters were killed or wounded

Israeli Defence Minister Yoav Gallant claimed to have "eliminated or wounded 60%" of Hamas fighters in the more than nine-month war in the Gaza Strip, calling it a military "success".

On 7 July, the war in Gaza, which began on 7 October, entered its tenth month.

Israeli Defence Minister Yoav Gallant boasted in the Israeli parliament that they had achieved "many successes".

While the Israeli army is currently conducting operations in various parts of the Gaza Strip, it has increased its attacks in Gaza City in recent days.

In early January, before launching ground operations in the centre and south of the Gaza Strip, he announced the "dismantling of the military structure" in the northern part of the city.

"We have neutralised or wounded 60% of Hamas terrorists," Gallant said.

The Defence Minister claimed that Israeli forces had "dispersed the vast majority" of Hamas battalions and that "the soldiers have been fighting for nine months with dedication, sacrifice and success". The ministry did not provide information on the number of Hamas fighters corresponding to this ratio.

Death toll in the Gaza Strip rose to 38,295

The Hamas Health Ministry announced that 38,295 people have been killed in Israeli attacks since 7 October. In a statement released by the ministry, it was said that at least 52 people have been killed in the last 24 hours and 88,241 people have been injured in the Gaza Strip since 7 October. As Hamas does not distinguish between fighters and civilians in its statements, Hamas' casualties are unknown. However, civilians are experiencing a great disaster.

UNWRA: Schools now a place of death and misery

Philippe Lazzarini, Commissioner General of the UN Agency for Palestinian Refugees (Unrwa), said on X: "Schools have gone from being safe places of education and hope for children to overcrowded shelters and often ending up a place of death and misery. Gaza is no place for children."

UN experts: Israel wages a starvation campaign

Ten independent UN experts in Geneva accused Israel of waging a "starvation campaign" in Gaza that they said has led to the deaths of children.

"Israel's deliberate and targeted starvation campaign against the Palestinian people is a form of genocidal violence and has led to famine in the Gaza Strip," the experts said. The accusations were rejected by Israel's UN mission in Geneva.