Death toll in Gaza Strip nears 100, Medics say
A Palestinian protests against Israeli airstrikes in Ramallah. AA photoIsraeli air strikes killed 21 people in Gaza yesterday, raising the overall death toll to 98 on the sixth day of the relentless bombing campaign.
In the latest raids, one person was killed when Israeli warplanes hit the Shuruq tower media center in Gaza City, which houses Palestinian and international media outlets, among them official Hamas broadcaster Al-Aqsa TV, Agence France-Presse reported. It was the second time the building had been hit in as many days and left another three people injured, the ambulance service said.
Elsewhere, two more people died in bombing in Nusseirat refugee camp in central Gaza, medics said. 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. The Israeli military yesterday said it could not yet provide an explanation about an air strike on Gaza that killed 11 Palestinian civilians, including nine members of a single family, Reuters reported. The attack brought a house crashing down on the al-Dalu family and killed two of their neighbors. It was the highest number of deaths in a single incident.