Israel warplanes target Gaza as army says rockets fired ‘non-stop’ over southern border

The Guardian

Oliver Holmes in Jerusalem and agencies
Rockets are launched from Gaza City, towards Israel early on 15 May. Photograph: APAImages/REX/Shutterstock

Israeli fighter jets have hit targets in central Gaza, the military said on Saturday, and Palestinian militants fired rockets in retaliation after a day of deadly violence rocked the West Bank and unrest persisted inside Israel.

Israel’s air force struck several sites, including a house in Gaza City where at least 12 Palestinians were killed. Health officials in Gaza said a woman and her three children were among the dead after their house was hit in a refugee camp, Reuters reported.

Hamas, the group in power inside the enclave, reported the number of dead was likely to rise as efforts to recover casualties from under the rubble of the house on the edge of Shati refugee camp were ongoing.

Said Alghoul, who lives nearby, said Israeli warplanes dropped at least three bombs on the three-story house without warning its residents in advance.

Publish : 2021-05-15 13:30:00

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