Palestinian Health Ministry based in Hamas controlled Gaza territory has published names, ages and national identification numbers of people including children killed so far since Israeli Defence Forces launched a retaliatory attacks in the Northern Gaza.
The Health Ministry published the names after United States of America President, Joe Biden in a statement doubted the death toll figures.
According to CNN, the health ministry published a report listing the names of more than 6,000 “documented deaths” in Gaza since the October 7 terror attacks on Israel, after US President Joe Biden questioned the reliability of Palestinian casualty figures.
The Health Ministry stated that between October 7 and 26, 7,028 Palestinians were killed, including 2,913 children, and blamed the deaths on Israeli military “aggression.” Adding that 281 bodies had not yet been identified.
The list of 6,747 names gives the sex, age and identity card number of each of them.
President Joe Biden on Wednesday said he had no confidence in the ministry’s casualty figures. In addition, On Thursday, the White House spokesperson, John Kirby called the ministry a front for Hamas.
Part of CNN report reads in quote this: “The dispute highlights the complexities in reporting the number of deaths in Gaza. Numbers of casualties for the besieged enclave are released daily, both by the ministry in Gaza and by the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah in the West Bank.
“The Palestinian Authority is run by a rival faction to Hamas, though the umbrella Ministry of Health maintains a relationship with the ministry in Gaza.
“CNN is unable to independently verify the death toll tabulated in Gaza. But international agencies, including the United Nations and the World Health Organization (WHO), report figures provided by the Gaza ministry. The figures are collated from data provided to it by hospitals and emergency services”.