Sunday, 11 October 2015

Israeli airstrike kills pregnant woman, 2-year-old girl in Gaza City


An Israeli airstrike targeted a building near a home in Gaza City during the earliest hours of Sunday morning, killing apregnantwoman and her 2-year-old daughter after their home collapsed, a spokesman for the Ministry of Health in Gaza said.

Ashraf al-Qidra said the woman, identified as Nour Rasmi Hassan was five months pregnant during the time of her death, her daughter Rahaf Yahya Hassan was also killed, and three other family members were injured when their house was damaged from the airstrike near the al-Maslakh mosque in southern Gaza City.

Hours before the airstrike,sirens sounded across southern Israel, as a single rocket was intercepted by Israel's Iron Dome in an area south of Ashkelon.

No Injuries were reported. more

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