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Death toll rises to 112 on Day 5 of Gaza campaign

Published on Jul 12, 2014 7:29 AM
A Palestinian woman is brought into an hospital on a stretcher after she was injured in an Israeli air strike on July 11, 2014 in Gaza City. -- PHOTO: AFP

GAZA CITY, PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES (AFP) - Seven Palestinians were killed in several Israeli air strikes early on Saturday, raising the death toll in five days of violence to 112, Gaza health ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said.

Qudra said four people died in Jebaliya, in the northern Gaza Strip, and two others further south in Deir el Balah.

Then shortly afterwards, a 17-year-old was killed in a raid on Gaza City, he said.

The latest fatalities raise the death toll to 112 since Israel began Operation Protective Edge early on Tuesday in an attempt to halt cross-border rocket fire by militant groups.

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