The Gaza conflict by numbers

The ongoing violence between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza began on July 8 and expanded with an Israeli ground assault on July 17.

Twenty-six days into the operation, here is a summary of the main numbers:

DEATH TOLL

In Gaza, more than 1,700 Palestinians have been killed and over 9,000 wounded since the start of the Israeli offensive, emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra says.

Figures released by the UN humanitarian agency OCHA, which were correct to 1200 GMT Friday but which did not include the latest deaths in Rafah, give a total of 1,439 dead.

Of the 1,117 killed whose identities could be verified, 926 of them were civilians, nearly 83 percent, OCHA said.

The UN children's agency, UNICEF, said Saturday that at least 296 Palestinian children and adolescents have been killed. "Children make up for 30 percent of the civilian casualties," it said.

Of the Palestinians killed, 191 were members of armed groups.

So far, 65 Israelis have been killed in the conflict, the vast majority of them soldiers.

The number includes 63 soldiers, all of whom were killed after the ground offensive began. Most have died in fighting in southern Gaza, but others were killed by militants who managed to infiltrate southern Israel.

Another soldier is missing, who Israel believes was captured during an ambush in southern Gaza on August 1. Hamas says it is not holding any prisoner.

Two Israeli civilians have been killed by cross-border rocket fire, which also claimed the life of a Thai agricultural worker.

DISPLACED

OCHA says the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, is giving refuge to almost 220,000 out of 280,000 people internally displaced by the fighting, or 15 percent of Gaza's population, at 86 of its facilities. The rest are staying in government schools and other institutions. More than 100,000 others are believed to have moved in with relatives or friends, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).

ROCKETS

Army says 3,112 rockets have been launched at Israel, of which 2,445 hit and 558 were intercepted by its Iron Dome anti-missile defences.

EXTENT OF DAMAGE

UNICEF says 326,000 minors need psychological care.

Ten of Gaza's 32 hospitals have closed, while 11 have been damaged, WHO says.

The homes of 9,815 families (around 58,900 people) have been completely destroyed (UN).

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