3 Palestinians killed in Israel attack on Gaza

2014-08-23 09:00
An Israeli artillery gun fires a 155mm shell towards targets in the Gaza Strip. (Jack Guez, AFP)

An Israeli artillery gun fires a 155mm shell towards targets in the Gaza Strip. (Jack Guez, AFP)

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Gaza City - Three Palestinians were killed by an Israeli air strike on central Gaza, medical officials said on Saturday, as the bloody conflict between Hamas and Israel entered its 47th day.

Emergency services spokesperson Ashraf al-Qudra said the three were killed in a house in the Nusseirat camp, with five others wounded in the same attack.

Hostilities in the six-week war between Israel and Islamist rulers of Gaza Hamas resumed on Tuesday as Egyptian-brokered truce talks collapsed.

The Gaza emergency services say 79 people have died in the Palestinian enclave since then. One Israeli child was killed by a Gaza mortar on Friday with seven others wounded the same day by other rocket attacks, one of them critically.

At least 2 095 Palestinians have been killed since July 8, of whom the United Nations has identified 70% as civilians, and 68 people have died on the Israeli side, all but four of them soldiers.

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