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Gaza death toll hits 172 as Israel campaign enters 7th day

Published on Jul 14, 2014 7:50 AM
 

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories (AFP) - Israeli strikes on Gaza claimed the lives of a man and a woman early on Monday, medics said, raising the overall death toll to 172 as the campaign entered its seventh day.

Both died of injuries sustained in Israeli air strikes on Sunday, when another eight people were killed.

Late on Sunday, Israeli strikes killed a 65-year old man in Deir el-Balah, in the southern part of the strip, a 20-year-old in Rafah adjacent to the Egyptian border, and two in Khan Yunis, also in the south.

One strike on the northern town of Jabaliya struck a house, killing a 14-year-old boy, emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said.

Smoke and flames are seen following what police said was an Israeli air strike in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on July 8, 2014. Israeli strikes on Gaza claimed the lives of a man and a woman early on Monday, medics said, raising the overall death toll to 172 as the campaign entered its seventh day. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
 
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