Death toll in Gaza Strip reaches 38,153

The Health Ministry of the Hamas government that rules the Gaza Strip reported that the death toll from Israeli attacks in the nine-month war has risen to 38,153.

The death toll in the Palestinian territories has risen to 38,153 since the start of the war with Israel nine months ago, the ministry announced on Sunday.

The statement said that at least 55 people have been killed in the last 24 hours, while 87,828 people have been injured in the Gaza Strip since 7 October.

Meanwhile, Israeli demonstrators blocked roads in Tel Aviv for the second day in a row, demanding that the government reach a hostage deal with Hamas.

The nationwide "day of disruption" began at 6:29 a.m. on 7 October, the same time Hamas launched its attacks on southern Israel that sparked the conflict.

Flag-waving demonstrators stopped traffic at a Tel Aviv intersection to call for elections and demand that the government do more to free the remaining hostages in Gaza.

Police tightened security around Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's Jerusalem residence ahead of a rally planned for today.

The previous day, anti-government demonstrators blocked a motorway, with authorities using water cannons to clear the road and clashes taking place with mounted police.