Children killed in Israeli beach strike from same family

The four children killed by an apparent naval gunfire strike on a Gaza fishing beach were all from the same family, NBC News Correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin has reported.


The 4 boys killed in #Israel's #Gaza seaport shelling were from the same family. All were 1st cousins from the Bakr family 9-11 years old


#Gaza Victims 1) Ahed Atef Bakr 10 yrs old 2) Zakaria Ahed Bakr 10 yrs old 3) Mohamed Ramez Bakr 11 yrs old 4) Ismael Mohamed Bakr 9 yrs old

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Israel launches ground offensive in Gaza as air strikes continue

Israel has launched a ground offensive in Gaza with residents reporting heavy shelling in the area. Palestinian health officials say 27 Palestinians, including a baby, two children and a 70-year-old woman, have been killed since Israel sent ground forces into the densely-populated strip of 1.8 million Palestinians.