Gaza toll hits 19 as rockets kill 3 Israelis
GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories (AFP) - The death toll in more than 24 hours of Israeli air strikes on Gaza rose to 19 on late Thursday, as Palestinian militants fired more than 380 rockets at Israel, killing three people.
More than 160 Gazans have also been injured in the relentless Israeli campaign of air strikes, which continued into Thursday evening with a series of raids near midnight on Beit Hanun in the north of the Strip and in northern Gaza City.
"Three citizens were martyred and 12 injured in an air strike in Beit Hanun," emergency services spokesman Adham Abu Salmiya told.
Eyewitnesses said the strike hit a house, and that two brothers were among the dead.