Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015

Day 47: Israeli strikes kill 7, Egypt urges truce

An explosion caused by an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City. An explosion caused by an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City.
By: PTI | Gaza | Published on:August 24, 2014 1:23 am

Seven Palestinians, including three children, were killed in Israeli airstrikes in Gaza Saturday as the war entered its 47th day even as Egypt invited both sides to accept a fresh ceasefire to continue negotiations after the collapse of an earlier truce this week.

Israel and Hamas resumed hostilities on Tuesday, shattering a 10-day lull in violence, following the breakdown of a previous Egyptian-brokered ceasefire and talks aimed at finding a lasting end to the current fighting.

Five members of a Palestinian family were killed in central Gaza this morning, as Israel continued to bombard the besieged enclave 47 days since the start of Operation Protective Edge on July 8.

The Palestinian toll has now reached 2,100, including about 500 children, with more than 10,550 injured, Gaza medics said. The UN claimed 70 per cent of those killed in Gaza are civilians, including women and children.

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