Israeli air strikes and shelling killed more than 25 people across Gaza on Saturday, among them children, raising the toll in 12 days of violence to 333, medics said.
The latest deaths included five members of the Zuweidi family, including two girls aged two and six, in northern Gaza’s Beit Hanoun, emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said.
UN says minors make up one-fifth of the 299 Palestinians killed in 11 days of intense Israeli bombardment of the densely populated Gaza Strip, where half the 1.7 million people are under age 18.
Seventy-one of those killed since fighting began on July 8 were under 18, according to an Associated Press count based on information provided by al-Qudra. Forty-eight of the victims were under the age of 13.
Early Friday, a 5-month-old baby boy was hit by shrapnel from a missile strike near his family compound in the southern town of Rafah…
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