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Toll in Israel strikes on Gaza hits 186, topping 2012

Published on Jul 15, 2014 6:01 AM
Protestors wave Palestinian flags and gesture outside the Israeli embassy in Madrid, during a demonstration against Israeli air strikes on Gaza, on July 14, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories (AFP) - The death toll from Israel's seven-day air campaign against Gaza rose to 186 on Monday, exceeding that of the last conflict in the besieged Palestinian territory, in 2012.

Five Palestinians were killed in two separate air strikes late on Monday.

Emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said the strikes killed three people in Rafah in the south of Gaza, including a young child, and two people in Khan Yunis, also in the south.

An hour or so later, another two were killed, including a 16-year-old, in another air strike in Khan Yunis.

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