Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Israeli airstrike kills family of 3, death toll reaches 39


GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- An Israeli airstrike on the al-Maghazi refugee camp killed a family of three on Wednesday, with another two children reported missing, as the death toll from Israel's assault on Gaza reaches 39.

Muhammad Khalaf al-Nawasrah, 4, toddler Nidal Khalaf al-Nawasrah, and their mother Sumud al-Nawasrah were killed when an Israeli missile hit their home in central Gaza.

Two other children are reported missing, with their bodies believed to be buried under rubble.

Amjad Hamdan, 23, was also killed in an airstrike outside of his home in Beit Hanoun. He is allegedly a member of Islamic Jihad's military wing.

Earlier, twelve Palestinians were killed in Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip.

An airstrike in Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip killed 40-year-old Sahar Hamdan al-Masri and her teenage son 14-year-old Ibrahim.

Shortly before that, an Israeli airstrike killed 22-year-old Muhammad Khalid al-Nimrah in the Sabra neighborhood of Gaza City. more

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