Israel air strikes kill 7 in Gaza, death toll reaches 583

Seven dead include five members of the same family.

Afp July 22, 2014
Israel air strikes kill 7 in Gaza, death toll reaches 583

GAZA CITY: A series of Israeli air strikes early Tuesday killed seven people in Gaza, including five members of the same family, emergency services spokesperson Ashraf al-Qudra said.

The deaths hike the total Palestinian toll to 583 since the Israeli military launched Operation Protective Edge on July 8 in a bid to stamp out rocket fire from Gaza.

Qudra said a strike on Deir el-Balah in central Gaza killed five family members, four of them women.

Another person was killed in a strike in nearby Nusseirat, and one more died in the southern city of Khan Yunis.

Many of those killed in the relentless Israeli campaign of shelling and airstrikes in the Gaza Strip have been women and children, medics say. On the Israeli side, 27 soldiers and two civilians have been killed.

World powers have urged Hamas to accept an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire and stop raining rockets into Israel from the Gaza Strip, demands it has so far resisted.


nrmr44 | 9 years ago | Reply

The last time I saw this headline in ET it had "Pakistan" in place of "Israel", and "Waziristan" in place of "Gaza".

Dr. Farid Midhet | 9 years ago | Reply

Gazans are fighting for freedom from blockade and living in inhuman conditions for decades.

Please read this article published in The Lancet, world's top medical journal, two days ago:

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