On May 26, the Gaza Ministry of Health (a Hamas-run entity) announced that since October 7, 35,984 people have been killed and 80,643 have been injured to varying degrees.

According to the Gaza Ministry of Health, over the past 24 hours, 81 bodies were delivered to hospitals, and 223 people were reported wounded.

Information from the Gaza Ministry of Health cannot be independently verified. The Ministry does not specify how many of the killed and wounded were Hamas militants.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has stated that it cannot confirm or deny the accuracy of the data provided by the Gaza Ministry of Health. However, an analysis published in The Lancet in January suggests that the data may be close to accurate.

According to IDF reports, dozens of Hamas militants are being eliminated daily in Gaza. The IDF claims that more than 14,000 militants and their commanders have been killed since the start of the war. Hamas has acknowledged the deaths of approximately 6,000 of its fighters.

The Gaza Ministry of Health does not distinguish between civilian and militant casualties and claims all casualties result from IDF actions, although many deaths are caused by militants or other reasons unrelated to the Israeli military operations.

According to the UN, about 40% of those killed in Gaza are men of military age, 20% are women, 32% are minors, and 8% are elderly.