Sunday, March 11, 2012

Israeli air strikes kill 14 in Gaza, including head of militant group

The bodies of two Palestinian men arrive in hospital after a second Israeli air strike on the Gaza Strip on Mar 9, 2012. -- PHOTO: AFP

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories (AFP) - Israeli air strikes on Gaza killed 14 Palestinians, including a militant group chief, medics said on Saturday, in the deadliest flareup in more than three years.

The Israeli military said earlier that the air force carried out 13 attacks on a range of targets, including the militant leader, and that militants had by midday fired at least 70 rockets and mortar rounds into southern Israel.
Local media put the number at 80.
Fourteen Palestinians were killed and at least 20 others wounded in the string of Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip on Friday and Saturday, Palestinian medics said.

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