Baby only survivor after Israel strike kills Gaza family

Baby only survivor after Israel strike kills 10 members of Palestinian family in Gaza
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Ten members of the same family were killed in deadly Israel airstrikes on Gaza.
The baby was pulled from the rubble after an Israeli strike flattened their home [Getty]
Ten members of the same family were killed in deadly Israel airstrikes on Gaza, as bombardment in the blockaded Gaza continues, to global condemnation.

Seven civilians, including five children were killed when Israeli warplanes destroyed the house of the Abu Hatab family in the Al-Shati refugee camp in western Gaza.

Three more bodies, including two children from the Abu Hatab family were pulled from the rubble later, bringing the total death toll in a single family so far to 10, according to Palestinian news agency WAFA.

A baby who was pulled from the rubble is so far the only survivor of the deadly attack.

The bodies were taken to the Shifa hospital, and a search for missing people continues.

Heavy bombing by Israel has killed 36 children and 20 women in the past two days, and the death toll has risen to 133 according to Gaza’s Health Ministry. Some 950 Palestinians have been injured.

Israel has come under heavy international criticism for civilian casualties during three previous wars in Gaza, which is home to more than 2 million Palestinians.

Rights group have accused Tel Aviv of using disproportionate force amounting to collective punishment.

Israel alleges that Hamas is responsible for endangering civilians, claiming that the group places military infrastructure in civilian areas and launches rockets from there.

Palestinians take part in the funeral of the Abu Hatab family in Gaza City [Getty]

However, on Tuesday, Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor described Israel's current actions in the Strip as "utterly appalling" and said it was "acting without respecting the principle of proportionality".

The ground and air assault of Gaza is one of the worst violence the blockaded strip has seen in recent years, and the indiscriminate bombing of residential areas has been the source of intense criticism.

US President Joe Biden was at the centre of controversy after he said Israel’s bombardment was not a "significant overreaction".

The president's remarks sparked criticism from Democratic party lawmakers and activists in the US and across the world.

Palestinian-American Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib criticised the White House's response and urged US lawmakers to condition aid to Israel as Palestinians are "being killed as the world watches".

Tlaib said she was "a reminder to Congress that Palestinians do indeed exist, and we are human", during a speech on the House floor.

According to reports, 42.5% of Gazans are between the ages of 0 and 14, and 21.6% are between the ages of 15 and 24, meaning that Israel's indiscriminate bombardment is targeting children and young people.

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