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Israel kills two children, injures scores during Gaza airstrikes

Israel bombed Gaza for the second time on Saturday [Getty]

Date of publication: 14 July, 2018

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Two children have been killed and at least fourteen Palestinians have been seriously injured by Israeli airstrikes on the besieged Gaza Strip.
Two children have been killed and at least fourteen other Palestinains have been injured after being struck by Israeli rockets in the besieged Gaza Strip.

The two children have been identified as Amir al-Namra, 15, and Loay Kaheel, 16.

The victims were transferred to Gaza's largest hospital, al-Shifa Hospital, according to a Hamas-run Gaza health ministry spokesperson.

Israel said it struck two Hamas tunnels during air-raids on Gaza in the early hours of Saturday.

The attacks continued on Saturday afternoon launched airstrikes on the besieged Gaza Strip aimed at Hamas positions, according to local security sources and eyewitnesses.

The majority of Israel’s rockets targeted bases belonging to Izzedine al-Qassam Brigades — the Hamas movement’s military wing.

The Israeli warplanes on Saturday afternoon also bombed the surroundings of the Arab American University in Best Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip when targeting the al-Qassam run Palestine military training site. 

Israel struck the area with more than 14 rockets in less than 20 minutes, hitting an agriculture field, according to The New Arab's Gaza correspondent.

In the central Gaza Strip, Israeli warplanes targeted a Hamas position.

Israeli had also shelled an empty area near the Salah al-Din gate on the Egyptian-Palestinian border with a number of rockets.

Translation: Israeli airstrikes on Hamas positions in southern Gaza

The al-Zaytoun neighbourhood, south of Gaza City was also struck by Israeli airstrikes.

In retaliation, Hamas launched a number of rockets aimed at Israel, some of which were failed to be intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome defence system.

The group also vowed revenge for the attacks.

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