"Since the beginning of October 7 this year, the number of victims due to Israeli aggression has increased to 17,700 martyrs," RIA Novosti quoted him as saying.

In addition, according to al-Qudr, 48,780 people were injured.

Earlier, the United States in the UN Security Council vetoed a draft UAE resolution demanding an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip. Great Britain abstained.

Russia's Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Dmitry Polyanskiy, said that the United States had imposed a death sentence on thousands of residents of the enclave by blocking the UN Security Council resolution on the Gaza Strip.

As the Permanent Observer of Palestine to the UN, Riyad Mansour, has said, every day of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict in the Gaza Strip means that barbarism, not humanity, has won.