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Health ministry: Gaza death toll rises above 2,000

Aug. 18, 2014 1:20 P.M. (Updated: Aug. 18, 2014 1:20 P.M.)
GAZA CITY (AFP) -- The death toll in the war-torn Gaza Strip rose above 2,000 Monday, the health ministry said as more people injured in over a month of fighting with the Israelis succumbed to their wounds.

According to a ministry statement, a total of 2,016 people were killed and another 10,196 wounded.

Among the dead were 541 children, 250 women and 95 elderly men, it said.

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