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Death toll in Gaza hits 316 after fresh Israel air strikes

Published on Jul 19, 2014 4:14 PM
 

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories (AFP) - Two Palestinians were killed in fresh Israeli air strikes in Gaza on Saturday morning, among them a six-year-old child, medics said.

The new deaths raised the toll on the 12th day of violence in Gaza to 316 Palestinians, according to emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra.

The two new deaths were a man killed north of Gaza City and a six-year-old child killed in the northern Gaza area of Beit Lahiya.

Their deaths were reported after five bodies were pulled from a home hit by an Israeli air strike in southern Gaza's Khan Yunis.

A picture taken from the Israeli Gaza border shows an Israeli army flare illuminating the sky above the Gaza strip on July 18, 2014. Two Palestinians were killed in fresh Israeli air strikes in Gaza on Saturday, July 19, 2014. morning, among them a six-year-old child, medics said. -- PHOTO: AFP
 
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