'At least seven killed' in latest Israeli air strike on Gaza

At least seven Palestinians have died this morning following an Israeli air strike on Gaza - the largest death toll in a single attack since the three-day offensive began, Reuters reported citing local medics.

An explosion seen following an air strike on Gaza.
An explosion seen following an air strike on Gaza. Credit: REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Locals and medical officials claimed an Israeli air strike bombed at least two houses in a densely populated area near Khan Younis while residents were asleep.

The attack raises the death toll to 60 Palestinians since the offensive began on Tuesday.


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