Death toll from Israeli attacks on Gaza rises to 53

The Nation  |  May 12, 2021

The death toll from the ongoing Israeli attacks in the Gaza Strip has risen to 53, including 14 children, the Palestinian Health Ministry said on Wednesday.

A ministry statement said three women were among the victims, while a total of 320 people were injured.

Tensions have been running high since last week after an Israeli court ordered the eviction of Palestinian families in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of East Jerusalem.

Israel occupied East Jerusalem during the 1967 Arab-Israeli war and annexed the entire city in 1980, in a move that has never been recognized by the international community.

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