The Gaza Ministry of Health, which is affiliated with Hamas, reported on April 18 that since hostilities began on October 7, 33,970 people have been killed in the Gaza Strip, with 76,770 sustaining injuries of varying severity.

According to the Hamas Ministry of Health, hospitals received the bodies of 71 individuals killed during the past 24 hours of fighting in Gaza. Additionally, 106 injuries were reported.

The accuracy of information from the Gaza Ministry of Health cannot be verified. It does not specify how many of the casualties were militants from terrorist groups.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has repeatedly stated its inability to confirm or deny the accuracy of the data on casualties provided by the Gaza Ministry of Health.

However, in January, The Lancet published an analysis suggesting that the data from the Gaza Ministry of Health may be close to reality.

According to IDF reports, dozens of militants from terrorist groups are being killed daily in Gaza. Since the start of the conflict, the IDF claims to have killed about 14,000 militants and their leaders in Gaza. Hamas has acknowledged the deaths of approximately 6,000 of its fighters.

The reports from the Gaza Ministry of Health do not differentiate between civilian casualties and militants, attributing all casualties to IDF actions.

However, it is evident that many casualties result from Hamas' actions or other factors unrelated to IDF operations in Gaza.