8 Palestinians killed ahead of Gaza aid truce

03:00 Jul 17 2014 Rafa, Khan Younis, Deir al-Balah, Gaza City

BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israel killed eight Palestinians overnight before a five-hour humanitarian truce came into effect at 10 a.m. Thursday, bringing the death toll in Gaza to 230.

Shortly before 10 a.m., Israeli artillery shells killed three Palestinians from the Abu Sneima family and injured four others in eastern Rafah.

Gaza health ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra said three bodies, including a woman, were removed from a Rafah home.

Earlier, five Palestinians were killed in Israeli attacks.

Muhammad Hassunah, 65, and Muhammad al-Hoot were killed by an Israeli missile at 4 a.m. while on their way to a mosque in Rafah for dawn prayers.

Zaynab Muhammad al-Abadlah, 71, died Thursday morning from injuries sustained in an Israeli airstrike in Khan Younis and 22-year-old Muhammad Mahmoud al-Qadim died in an airstrike on central Gaza.

Also on Thursday morning, a 22-year-old man Muhammad Mahmoud al-Qadim succumbed to wounds he sustained in an Israeli raid in eastern Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip.

Ahmad Rihan, 23, was killed in northern Gaza by an Israeli aerial attack.

According to figures provided by the Gaza-based Palestinian Center for Human Rights, more than 80 percent of the conflict's victims have been civilians.

Israeli forces bombed the Khalil family home in Gaza City and the house of former Gaza minister of interior Fathi Hammad in Beit Lahiya.

Warplanes also targeted a building under construction belonging to a charitable society for women in Gaza City.

Muhammad Hassunah, Muhammad al-Hoot killed in airstrikes July 17, 2014
Ahmad Rihan killed by airstrike July 17,2014
Zaynab Muhammad al-Abadlah killed in airstirke on July 17,2014
Muhammad Mahmoud al-Qadim killed by airstirkes on July 17, 2014
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