Of the total victims, there were at least 1,873 children and 1,023 women, the Ministry said.
Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, has said in a statement that it has released two American hostages for "humanitarian reasons", in response to Qatari efforts.
Close to 493,000 women and girls are already displaced from their homes in Gaza following the ongoing conflict, according to the estimates of UN Women's 'Rapid Assessment and Humanitarian Response in the Occupied Palestinian Territory'.
The october 7 Hamas attack on Israel has prompted panic buying in the Jewish nation, after the military had advised citizens to store up essential commodities that could help them survive emergencies amid widespread concerns that the state of war could last for weeks if not months.
"Look, Israel has been badly victimised. But the truth is that if they have an opportunity to relieve the suffering of people who have nowhere to go, it's what they should do.
Biden's visit comes a day after a hospital in Gaza which was sheltering thousands of displaced people was bombedon Tuesday. This also led to the cancellation of the President's second leg of the trip to Jordan where he was due to meet Arab leaders.
The Israeli-Lebanese border has seen an escalation of tensions since last week as Hezbollah fired tens of rockets at Israeli military sites on October 8 in support of an onslaught by the Gaza-ruling Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) on Israel on October 7.
The death toll in the raging conflict between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip is nearing 4,000, as violence continued for the 10th consecutive day on Monday.
India launched Operation Ajay to facilitate the return of those who wish to come back home as a series of brazen attacks on Israeli towns by Hamas militants over the weekend triggered fresh tension in the region.
Along with a 15-year-old resident of the nearby Chatzor Haglilit town, police have detained seven more youths, all aged between 13 and 15, the Times of Israel reported.
Media said the move was in response to the launch of a Syrian missile earlier in the day, which fell in the Negev desert, not far from Isreal's Negev Nuclear Research Centre.
The UNIFIL Chief noted that the parties' engagements, through UNIFIL's established liaison and coordination mechanism, have contributed to preventing any escalation along the Blue Line.
A ceasefire between Israel and the militant organisation Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) in the Gaza Strip came into force at around Sunday midnight, after both sides confirmed they agreed to it.
The airstrikes, declared as the Breaking Dawn operation, were launched against the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), an Islamist organization active in Gaza, to "eliminate" what the Israeli military called "the threat to the citizens of Israel", Xinhua news agency reported.
"Hamas takes responsibility for everything that happens in the Gaza Strip," said the statement from COGAT.