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Hamas: All Israelis are targets

Smoke and flames are seen following what police said was an Israeli air strike in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip July 8, 2014. (REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa)

GAZA CITY: Hamas said Tuesday that "all Israelis" would be targeted after a deadly strike on a house in the southern city of Khan Younis killed seven people, among them two teenagers.

"The Khan Yunis massacre... of children is a horrendous war crime, and all Israelis have now become legitimate targets for the resistance," Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said in a statement, without elaborating.

Medics said another 25 people were wounded in the strike.

Witnesses said a drone launched a warning flare, prompting relatives and neighbors to gather at the house as a human shield, but shortly afterwards an F-16 fired a missile which leveled the building.

Two teenage boys were among those killed, emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said.

 

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