The Gaza Ministry of Health, a Hamas-affiliated entity, announced on June 16 that since hostilities began on October 7, 37,337 people have been killed in the Gaza Strip and 85,299 have been injured to varying degrees.

According to the Gaza Ministry of Health, in the past 24 hours, 41 bodies were brought to hospitals, and at least 102 people were reported wounded.

This information cannot be independently verified. The ministry does not specify how many of the casualties were militants.

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

The IDF reports that dozens of militants are killed daily in Gaza. According to the IDF, around 15,000 militants and commanders have been killed since the war began. Hamas has acknowledged the deaths of approximately 6,000 of its fighters.

The Gaza Ministry of Health does not differentiate between civilian and militant casualties, claiming all are a result of IDF actions. However, many deaths are due to militant activities or other causes unrelated to IDF operations.

The UN reports that about 40% of those killed in Gaza are men of military age, 20% are women, 32% are minors, and 8% are elderly.