Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Gaza death toll reaches 28, 200 wounded as Israel strikes 160 targets overnight

JERUSALEM (AFP) -- Israeli warplanes pounded targets in the Gaza Strip Wednesday as a major campaign against volleys of Palestinian rocket fire entered its second day, leaving at least 28 people dead and more than 100 wounded.

A strike on a home in Beit Hanoun, in northern Gaza, claimed the lives of a commander of the al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of Islamic Jihad, his parents, a woman, and two children, emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said.

Another strike early Wednesday on the southern city of Rafah killed a young man.

"Overnight, the IDF (army) hit about 160 targets in the Gaza Strip. Over the last two days we attacked a total of about 430 targets," General Moti Almoz told Israeli military radio. more


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