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No let-up in Gaza strikes

Israeli air strikes killed 24 people in Gaza on Monday, raising the overall death toll to 101 on the sixth day of a relentless bombing campaign.

By (AFP)

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Published: Tue 20 Nov 2012, 12:48 AM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 2:57 PM

In the latest raids, one person was killed when Israeli warplanes hit the Shuruq tower media centre in Gaza City, which houses Palestinian and international media outlets, among them official Hamas broadcaster Al Aqsa TV.

Islamic Jihad sources named him as Ramez Harb and said he was a senior commander in its armed wing, the Al Quds Brigades.

It was the second time the building had been hit in as many days and left another three people injured, the Hamas-run ambulance service said.

Elsewhere, two more people died in bombing of the Nusseirat refugee camp in central Gaza, medics said, and another Palestinian was killed east of Nusseirat in a separate strike. There was no immediate word on the identities of the other victims.

Also during the afternoon, one person was killed and another two wounded when a missile struck a car just north of Gaza City, medics said, without identifying those killed.

Medics also said Ramadan Mahmud, 22, had died of injuries suffered in Maghazi refugee camp in central Gaza on Sunday.

Another three people also succumbed to injuries sustained in the violence, but the health ministry could not immediately provide details on their identities.

Elsewhere, a missile hit a motorcycle east of Khan Yunis in southern Gaza, killing two men and critically wounding a child who was with them, Gaza’s ambulance service said.

The two were named as Abdullah Abu Khater, 30, and Mahmud Abu Khater, 32.

An earlier strike on Qarara in the same area killed two farmers, Ibrahim Al Astal and Obama Al Astal, medics said.

In a strike on southern Gaza City, a car was hit, killing one man and injuring another three, officials said, naming the dead man as Mohammed Shamalah, 23.

Three people were killed in a strike on a car in Deir Al Balah in central Gaza, all of them from the same family — Amir Bashir, Tamal Bashir and Salah Bashir.

Early in the day, two women and a child were among four people killed in a strike on Gaza City’s eastern Zeitun neighbourhood — Nisma Abu Zorr, 23, Mohammed Abu Zorr, five, Saha Abu Zorr, 20 and Ahid Al Qatati, 35.

And medics said another man had been found dead in the northern town of Beit Lahiya, naming him as Abdel Rahman Al Atar, a 50-year-old farmer.

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