Nine children killed after Israel strikes on Gaza

Nine children among 20 killed in Israel strikes on Gaza
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At least 20 people were killed, including nine children, and 65 others wounded in Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip.
The Israeli army had earlier confirmed at least 45 rocket launches (Getty)

At least 20 people were killed, including nine children, in Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip, Hamas said, after a day of violence against Palestinians in Jerusalem.

The Gaza health ministry said the updated death toll included a ten-year-old girl, while Hamas has confirmed that one of its commanders was killed in a strike. 

More than 100 rockets were fired Monday from Gaza towards Israel by multiple Palestinian armed groups, Hamas said. 

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh said rocket fire would continue until "all scenes of terrorism and aggression in Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque".

Israel has launched a wave of assaults on protesters and worshippers at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque in recent days, injuring hundreds of Palestinians.

The Israeli army had earlier confirmed at least 45 rocket launches, most targeting areas near the Gaza border, but seven were directed towards Jerusalem.

The army later sent an update that the rocket fired had continued through the night. No Israeli fatalities have been reported.

 


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