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Posted Aug 07, 2022 10:51 PM IST

“Thirty-six martyrs, including 11 children and four women, and 311 injured,” the health ministry said.

A salvo of rockets is fired from Gaza City towards Israel on Sunday. (AFP)

Five more people were killed in Gaza on Sunday evening, the enclave’s health ministry said, amid reports that a ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants may be imminent.

“Thirty-six martyrs, including 11 children and four women, and 311 injured,” the health ministry said, bringing the death toll in the Palestinian enclave to 31 since fighting began on Friday.

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