Fresh Israeli air strikes push Gaza toll to 91

Syndicated from IANS | Published on Mon, Nov 19 2012 17:09 IST | 6 Views | Add comment

Newly launched Israeli air strikes killed three more Palestinians in the Gaza Strip Monday, taking the toll to 91 on the sixth day of the ongoing conflict, Xinhua reported.

The victims included Abdullah Abu Khater, 30, and his brother Mahmoud who were killed after their motorbike was hit by an Israeli drone missile in Khan Younis town, said witnesses.

Another Palestinian was killed in Gaza city's neighbourhood of Tal Al-Hawa after an Israeli drone hit a car.

The latest strikes came a day after six journalists were wounded when Israeli airplanes attacked two buildings housing media offices in Gaza City.

According to the Hamas-run health ministry, the toll due to the Israeli aggression mounted to 91 while over 700 were wounded, including 200 children.

It earlier said a total of 13 Palestinians were killed since midnight.

On Sunday, 11 civilians, including nine members of a family, were killed in the Israeli strikes.

Israel launched Operation Pillar of Defence last Wednesday, killing Hamas military chief Ahmed al-Jabari and attacking hundreds of rocket-launching sites, ammunition depots and "terrorist" cells belonging to radical Islamist groups operating in Gaza.

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