The casualty count from the October 7 Hamas attacks on southern Israeli communities and military sites, as reported by Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lior Haiat, has been revised down to approximately 1,200 from the initially reported nearly 1,400 Israeli deaths.
The majority of these casualties were a result of the October 7 attack by Hamas militants, with only a small number attributed to rocket launches, Xinhua news agency reported quoting Sources.
Data from the Israel defence Forces reveals that approximately 9,500 rockets have been fired at Israel since October 7, predominantly from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip. The death toll is subject to ongoing fluctuations, and there are concerns about the fate of over 240 individuals taken to the Gaza Strip, with some believed to be deceased, according to reports from the Times of Israel.
The latest information from the Israeli army indicates that 354 Israeli soldiers lost their lives in the Israel-Hamas conflict, with most casualties occurring during the October 7 battle and subsequent ground offensive in Gaza. On the Palestinian side, the Hamas-run Gaza Health Ministry reported that over 11,025 Palestinians have been killed since the conflict's outbreak. The situation continues to evolve, and accurate figures remain a challenge amidst the ongoing hostilities.