Israeli strike on Gaza kills 9 from same family

The Israeli warplanes fired several missiles at the house of Al-Astal family in Khan Younis, killing nine, including a child

Israeli strike on Gaza kills 9 from same family

World Bulletin/News Desk

Nine Palestinians were killed and 10 others injured – all from the same family – in an Israeli airstrike on their house in Khan Younis city, southern Gaza Strip, in the early hours of Wednesday, a Palestinian health official said.

“The Israeli warplanes fired several missiles at the house of Al-Astal family in Khan Younis, killing nine, including a child, and injuring ten,” Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qodra told Anadolu Agency.

“The bodies came in pieces at Nasser medical complex in Khan Younis, while many of the injuries included severed limbs,” he added.

Israeli army said Wednesday that its forces attacked five mosques overnight in the Gaza Strip for allegedly being used to hide weapons.

The army said that Israeli forces also destroyed three tunnels in the Gaza Strip in the past 24 hours.

Since July 7, Israeli forces have been pounding the Gaza Strip – home to 1.8 million Palestinians – with the ostensible aim of halting rocket fire.

The Israeli army said that Palestinian group Hamas has fired over 2670 rockets since the offensive began.

At least 1258 Palestinians have been killed and more than 7000 others injured since the Israeli onslaught began more than three weeks ago.

At least 56 Israelis – 53 soldiers and three civilians – have been killed since the hostilities began.

Israel's military operation, dubbed operation "Protective Edge," is the self-proclaimed Jewish state's third major offensive against the densely-populate Gaza Strip – which is home to some 1.8 million Palestinians – within the last six years.

In 2008/9, over 1500 Palestinians were killed in Israel's three-week-long operation "Cast Lead."

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