Israeli attacks kill 8 Palestinians

Israeli attacks in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday killed eight Palestinians, including a 12-year-old boy, Palestinians said.

Israeli attacks kill 8 Palestinians
Israeli attacks in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday killed eight Palestinians, including a 12-year-old boy, Palestinians said.

In Wednesday's violence, two detachments of Israeli tanks and troops pushed into northern and southern Gaza, exchanging fire with Palestinian gunmen.

Israeli fire struck a Gaza City house, killing four people, including a 12-year-old boy, medics said. There were no other details on the dead, but witnesses said three figters were killed in a separate incident in a nearby part of Gaza City, Palestinians said.

In southern Gaza, an Islamic Jihad fighters was killed in a clash with troops in the town of Khan Younis. Hospital officials said a total of 40 people were wounded by Israeli shells in Gaza City.

Two more Palestinians died in other violence. In Khan Younis, a Hamas fighter was killed while mishandling explosives, and a senior Islamic Jihad member was killed in Israeli airstrike.

The army said two soldiers were wounded when their tank was hit by a shoulder-launched rocket.

The death toll was the highest in a single day.
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