As the war between Israel and Palestinian militant group Hamas entered its sixth day on Thursday, October 12, the death toll on both sides has risen to at least 2,500, with more than 9,000 wounded, and scores taken hostage.In Gaza, the health ministry said at least 1,203 Palestinians have been killed, including 326 children and 5,769 citizens wounded due to Israeli attacks.

The United Nations Palestinian refugee agency says 338,000 people have been displaced in Gaza.