Gaza death toll rises to 122 with no end in sight
Palestinians sitting on a street react after a deadly Israeli air strike that targeted their house on July 8, 2014 in the town of Khan Younis in the Gaza Strip. (Said Khatib/AFP)
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The death toll from the five days of Israeli strikes on the Gaza Strip has risen to at least 122 as several are wounded in an anti-Israel protest in the West Bank.
More than 800 people were injured in the latest round of Israeli attacks on Gaza since July 8. Most of the victims have been women and children.
Multiple casualties were reported in a series of aerial strikes by the Israeli military early Saturday.
The latest Israeli airstrike killed three Palestinians in the eastern Tufah neighborhood of Gaza City on Saturday.
An attack on a facility for the disabled in northern Gaza has left at least two killed and several others wounded.
Local Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said three others lost their lives in a second strike in western Gaza City.
Four others were killed in an airstrike on the Jabalia refugee camp near Gaza City on Friday night.
This followed the killing of two Palestinians in an airstrike on a house in Dir al-Balah in central Gaza.
Meanwhile, there were intense clashes between Palestinians and Israeli forces at the Qalandia checkpoint, which separates Ramallah and the central West Bank from al-Quds.
At least seven people were injured in the clashes on Friday. Israeli forces have used tear gas, stun grenades, and rubber bullets against protesting Palestinians.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Friday that the Tel Aviv regime will not stop its attacks on Gaza.
“No international pressure will prevent us” from attacking Gaza, said the Israeli premier.
On July 8, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called for an end to Israeli aggression, saying the region could not afford “another full-blown war.”
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