Six killed moments before Israel's partial ceasefire

At least six Palestinians have been killed in a strike in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, according to local hospital officials.

A Palestinian women holders her grandson who medics say was wounded in an Israeli airstrike at a hospital in Khan Younis. Credit: Reuters

The strike came just before the Israeli military declared a four-hour humanitarian cease-fire in parts of Gaza, which started at 3pm local time.

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Many children were injured in the attacks were taken to local hospital in Khan Younis.

A baby is treated for shrapnel wounds after being hit by an airstrike in Khan Younis. Credit: Reuters

According to Palestinian officials, at least 1,331 Palestinians have been killed since the current round of fighting began on July 8. More than 7,100 Palestinians have been wounded.

Israel has lost 52 soldiers and three civilians.

A man holds his young son to be treated by medics in a hospital in Khan Younis. Credit: Reuters