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Israel bombing kills nine in Gaza, toll now 333: Medics

Published on Jul 19, 2014 7:25 PM
 
Israeli Merkava tanks roll towards the Israeli-Gaza border in an army deployment area on July 19, 2014. Nine Palestinians were killed in Israeli bombing across the Gaza on Saturday, July 19, 2014, afternoon, raising the toll in 12 days of violence to 333, medics said. -- PHOTO: AFP 

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories (AFP) - Nine Palestinians were killed in Israeli bombing across the Gaza on Saturday afternoon, raising the toll in 12 days of violence to 333, medics said.

The new deaths included a fifth member of the Zuweidi family killed in northern Gaza's Beit Hanun, and three men killed in nearby Beit Lahiya, emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said.

Another man was killed in a separate air strike in Beit Lahiya, along with one person killed in the Qarara area of southern Khan Yunis. And three men were killed in an air strike in central Gaza, he said.

Four other members of the Zuweidi family had been reported killed earlier - Mahmud, 23, Dalia, 37, and two girls aged six and two.

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