10 martyrs from one family in an Israeli strike on Gaza

Ten members of one Palestinian family were killed as a result of an Israeli air strike targeting western Gaza this Saturday morning, according to medics in the Palestinian sector.

Eight children and two women, all from the Abu Hatab family, were killed as a result of the collapse of a three-story building in the Shati refugee camp after an Israeli strike, according to medical sources.

The sources added that "a search is underway for missing persons under the rubble of the house that was targeted at dawn today."

Muhammad Abu Hatab, the father of the eight children at Shifa Hospital in Gaza City, said that the children "were safe in their home and did not carry weapons and did not fire rockets."

He added that the children were killed "while they were wearing their new clothes on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr."

For its part, the Israeli army announced last night that it had launched at least five strikes on the Strip.

According to the latest toll published by the Palestinian authorities on Friday evening, the Israeli bombing of Gaza has killed 126 people, including 31 children, and injured 950 people since Monday.

On the other hand, more than two thousand rockets have been launched towards Israeli territory since last Monday, killing nine people, including a child and a soldier, and wounding more than 560 others.

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