10 dead, including 7 children, in Israeli attacks on Gaza on Thursday

16:35 Jul 17 2014 eastern Gaza (Shajaiyya area), Beit Hanoun, Khan Younis,

10 dead, including 7 children, in Israeli attacks on Gaza on Thursday
Photo: Rahaf Khalil al-Jbour

BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Ten Palestinians including three children from the same family were killed and many others were injured in renewed Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip on Thursday.

The deaths brought the total number of Palestinians killed in 10 days of hostilities to over 240 and at least 1,770 injured.

The airstrikes came immediately after a temporary five-hour humanitarian ceasefire between Hamas and Israel ended, and as Palestinian militants fired rockets across southern Israel.

In the latest attacks, three Palestinians were killed in Israeli tank shelling in the east of the Gaza Strip, medics said. Emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said they were killed east of the Shajaiyya area.

A Ma'an correspondent identified them as Abed Ali Natheer, 26, Mohammad Shadi Nateez,15, and Mohammad Salim Natiz, 4.

Also Thursday, three children were killed in a strike on the house of the Shuhaibar family in the Sabra neighborhood of Gaza City, in an attack that also injured three other members of the family.

The three dead children were identified as Fulla Tariq Shuhaibar, Jihad Issam Shuhaibar, and Wasim Issam Shuhaibar.

An Israeli army targets a house for al-Jbour family in Khan Younis, killing Rahaf Khalil al-Jbour, 4.

Yassin al-Humaidi, 4, also died of injuries sustained during a strike on Gaza City.

An Israeli airstrike also hit Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip at 4:35 p.m. Thursday, killing a man.

Spokesperson for the Palestinian Ministry of Health Ashraf al-Qidra said that the body of Ismail Youssef al-Kafarneh arrived at a hospital in Beit Hanoun after he was found dead in his home following an airstrike.

Hamza al-Ubadala was also killed in an airstrike on Beit Hanoun.

The Israeli military confirmed that they had launched approximately 30 air strikes since 3 p.m., targeting "terror sites" including "11 concealed rocket launchers, a weapon manufacturing facility, and 11 attacks against terror tunnels."

Ismail Youssef al-Kafarneh, Hamza al-Ubadala killed by airstrike July 17, 2014
Yassin al-Humaidi, age 4, killed in airstirke on July 17, 2014
Rahaf Khalil al-Jbour, age 5, killed in airstrike July 17, 2014
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