Gaza's main hospital hit by Israeli airstrikes: Palestinian officials

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Published 28.07.2014 18:56
Updated 28.07.2014 20:28
Gaza's main hospital hit by Israeli airstrikes: Palestinian officials

GAZA CITY—At least ten Palestinian children were killed and others injured on Monday by an Israeli strike on the western Gaza City Al-Shati Camp, a Palestinian Health Ministry official said.

The source, who asked not to be named, added that the bodies of at least ten children arrived at Al-Shefaa Hospital, having been killed by an Israeli strike on a camp public park.

He added that scores of other injured victims from the strike had also arrived at the hospital. He described as "critical" the conditions of some of the victims.

Two Palestinians, including a child, were killed earlier on Monday by an Israeli strike on the northern Gaza Strip town of Jabalia.

Israel launched a series of aerial strikes on different parts of the Gaza Strip on Monday, the first day in the Islamic minor feast.

The United Nations had proposed a new 24-hour ceasefire that starts at 2:00pm on Monday, but Israel had rejected it.

The Gaza-based Palestinian resistance movement Hamas had earlier said that Israel refuses to any kind of calm during the Islamic feast.

At least 1045 Palestinians have been killed and more than 6235 others injured in relentless Israeli attacks on Gaza since July 7, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry.

Israel's current offensive – codenamed "Protective Edge" - is the self-proclaimed Jewish state's third major offensive against the densely populated Gaza Strip - home to 1.8 million Palestinians - within the last six years.

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