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Gaza toll at 135 on day five of Israeli strikes

Published on Jul 13, 2014 1:19 AM

GAZA CITY (AFP) - Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip killed 30 people Saturday, including two severely handicapped women in a care facility, medics said.

The violence brought the toll on the fifth day of the conflict to 135, with nearly 950 people wounded, according to Gaza emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra.

In the latest strikes, eight people were killed in raids on Gaza City, central El-Bureij and northern Jabaliya. They included a woman aged 25, and a 16-year-old, Qudra said.

Earlier, six men were killed in the Sheikh Radwan district of western Gaza City, Qudra said. Aged from 21 to 58, they were sitting outside homes in the area when the strike hit, witnesses said.

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