5 Palestinians killed in fresh Israeli attacks on Gaza
Palestinians gather around the bodies of three children from the Al-Rifi family upon their arrival at Gaza city's Al-Shifa hospital on August 21, 2014. [AFP]
An Israeli airstrike killed five Palestinians, including three children, in Gaza City on Thursday, a medical official said.
Ashraf al-Qidra, Gaza's ministry of health spokesman, identified one of the victims as Nasr Ziad al-Rifi, 35. Four others were seriously wounded.
The latest fatalities bring the death toll in Gaza to 18 since midnight.
Earlier, Israel killed three senior Hamas military commanders and nine civilians in airstrikes across Gaza.
Over 2,065 Palestinians have been killed since Israel launched a military offensive in July.