Palestinians killed as Israeli warplanes hit Gaza

Gaza security services confirmed that the five Palestinians, all aged around 20, died in an Israeli air raid and were to be buried on Sunday.

Palestinians killed as Israeli warplanes hit Gaza

Five Palestinian fighters were killed as Israeli warplanes struck the Gaza Strip late on Saturday, Israel's military and Palestinian sources said.

The strike was one of the most deadly since Israel's 22-day attack against Gaza at the end of December 2008 and cost the lives of up to 1,500 Palestinians, most of them civilians, and 13 Israelis, 10 of them soldiers.

The raid targeted Deir el-Balah in central Gaza.

The bodies of five young men were received at local hospitals, a medical spokesman said. They were identified as residents of Nuseirat refugee camp in central Gaza.

Gaza security services confirmed that the five Palestinians, all aged around 20, died in an Israeli air raid and were to be buried on Sunday.

Palestinian sources later identified the men as members of a small group, Ansar al-Sunna.


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