The death toll in the Israel-Palestine war continued to climb on Wednesday, four days after Hamas launched an attack on Israel from the tiny Gaza Strip.
The brutal attack has claimed more than 1,200 lives in Israel, including over 250 people who attended a music festival, an Israel Defense Forces spokesman confirmed on Wednesday.
Some 22 Americans were also reportedly killed in Israel.
Al Jazeera reports that the Gaza Ministry of Health said Wednesday that at least 1,100 people, including at least 326 children, have been killed in the Gaza Strip by Israel’s retaliatory strikes.
It added that at least 5,339 more there have been wounded.
This is as the French police have banned protests in solidarity with Palestinians.
Two demonstrations in solidarity with Palestine—one organised by the Association France Palestine Solidarite, the other by the Collectif National Paix Juste Durable Palestine —were set to take place early on Thursday evening in Paris.
The ban on the protests was implemented “taking into account the risk of disturbance to public order”, the Paris police prefecture reportedly told AFP.
A protest in France’s second city of Lyon scheduled for Wednesday evening has also been banned by local police.
In a related development, UK’s Home Secretary Suella Braverman said waving the Palestinian flag and shouting chants calling for the freedom of Palestine could be deemed a criminal offence.
She stated this a day after thousands of people gathered at a pro-Palestine demonstration in London.