Gaza Genocide: Death Toll Mounts To 20,000

‘At least 12 people were killed and dozens were wounded on Wednesday in a series of air strikes in Rafah near the border with Egypt.’

Gaza Genocide: Death Toll Mounts To 20,000

The Palestine government's media office in the Gaza Strip said on Wednesday that at least 20,000 people have been killed in the Palestinian territory since the war with Israel began.

The statement highlighted that the deceased included around 8,000 children and 6,200 women.

According to Gaza's health ministry, at least 12 people were killed and others were injured in a series of air strikes in Rafah, near the Egyptian border, on Wednesday.

More than ten airstrikes struck multiple residences along the border, according to AFP sources.

"Twelve martyrs and dozens of wounded, including women and children, were recovered from under the rubble when a house and a mosque were targeted hundreds of meters from a Kuwaiti hospital," the Ministry of Health stated in a statement.

A towering cloud of smoke and a blaze of flames rose amid powerful explosions that shook the border area, according to AFP camera footage.

According to Al Jazeera, Australian Defence Minister Richard Marles said he would send "up to six additional" troops to the Red Sea as part of the US-led Prosperity Guardian operation.

"The Australian Government continues to work with the United States and other partners in support of the international rules-based order in the Middle East and surrounding region," the Australian defense minister wrote on X.

Australia was not officially identified as one of the ten nations that would join the force, which will perform combined patrols in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden in response to Houthi attacks on maritime lanes.

Bahrain, Canada, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, the Seychelles, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States were the first ten nations.