Israel carried out airstrikes on war-ravaged Gaza overnight, Hamas officials and witnesses confirmed on Monday, heightening concerns of broader conflict amid escalating tensions with Iran.

According to the health ministry in Hamas-controlled Gaza, the death toll in the territory has surpassed 33,797 people during more than six months of conflict between Israel and Palestinian militants. The latest figures include at least 68 deaths reported over the past 24 hours, with 76,465 people wounded since the conflict began following Hamas militants' attack on Israel in October.

World leaders have urged restraint following Iran's unprecedented attack on Israel, which saw more than 300 drones and missiles launched late Saturday. Despite Israeli military claims that most of the projectiles were intercepted, concerns remain over the potential for further escalation.

The Israeli military emphasized its commitment to its ongoing operations against Tehran-backed Hamas in Gaza, initiated in response to the October attack. Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari, a military spokesman, stated, "Even while under attack from Iran, we have not lost sight of our critical mission in Gaza."

As mediators work towards a ceasefire agreement, fears persist over Israeli plans to deploy ground troops in Rafah, a southern city where many of Gaza's residents have sought refuge. The military spokesman reiterated Israel's determination to secure the release of hostages held by Palestinian militants.

Amidst the escalating violence, the Israeli army announced the mobilization of two reserve brigades for operational activities, following the recent withdrawal of most ground troops from Gaza.

Reports from the Hamas government media office indicated that Israeli airstrikes targeted central Gaza overnight, resulting in several casualties. Witnesses confirmed strikes in the Nuseirat refugee camp, with clashes reported in other areas of central and northern Gaza.

The current round of violence began with Hamas's initial attack, resulting in significant casualties on both sides. Israeli figures suggest that Hamas's attack led to the deaths of 1,170 people, predominantly civilians. In retaliation, Israel's offensive in Gaza has claimed the lives of at least 33,729 individuals, primarily women and children, according to Gaza's health ministry.