New Israeli strikes push Gaza toll to 42

2012-11-17 22:05
Smoke rises during an explosion from an Israeli forces strike in Gaza City. Israel bombarded the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip with nearly 200 air strikes, the military said. (Hatem Moussa, AP)

Smoke rises during an explosion from an Israeli forces strike in Gaza City. Israel bombarded the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip with nearly 200 air strikes, the military said. (Hatem Moussa, AP)

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Gaza City - Two Palestinians were killed in a new Israeli air strike on central Gaza on Saturday, raising the death toll from 72 hours of raids to 42, the emergency services in the territory said.

In a statement, the emergency services announced two deaths in the strike on Deir al-Balah, which came as Israeli aircraft carried out new sorties across the territory, including in Gaza City and Rafah.

At least four people were injured in the strike in Deir al-Balah, which followed multiple strikes during the day that killed 10 Palestinians, eight of them militants.

The statement added that at least two Palestinians were in critical condition after an air strike on their car in the Zeitun neighbourhood of Gaza City, adding that another two were also in serious condition after a strike on a motorbike in Khan Yunis, in central Gaza.

Ambulance worker killed

There were no immediate details on the identities of those targeted in the latest strikes.
Nine Israelis including four soldiers were hurt by rocket fire, medics said.

The bloodshed took to 42 the total number of Palestinians killed in just over 72 hours of Israeli air strikes, while another 393 were injured, Gaza's emergency services said.

Over the same period, three Israelis have been killed by rockets and another 18 injured, 10 of them soldiers, police and the army said.

Earlier attacks on Rafah killed five people - an ambulance worker called Awad Nahal and four Hamas militants.

One of the militants was named as Mukhlis Adwan, but the identities of the other three were not immediately available.

Another three people - all Hamas militants - were killed in a strike on Maghazi refugee camp in central Gaza, with security sources naming them as Ali Manameh, Hossam Abdel Jawad and Assaf Gharwish.

Palestinian medics said another man, an Islamic Jihad militant wounded in a strike on Zeitun in Gaza City earlier in the day, died of his injuries. They named him as Mohammed Yassin, 24.

Injuries

Meanwhile in Israel, nine people were injured by rocket fire on Saturday.

Four were soldiers who sustained light injuries, the army said, with military sources saying they were "inside a building" at the time.

The military said the incident occurred in the Eshkol regional council area, and Hamas militants claimed the attack, saying they had fired five mortar rounds at a "position" in Reim some 8km from central Gaza.

During the afternoon, another five Israelis were slightly injured when four rockets hit the southern coastal town of Ashdod, scoring direct hits on a block of flats and a vehicle, the police and army said.

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