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Israeli strike on funeral in Gaza City kills 4: medics

Palestinian gather around the rubble of a building destroyed following an Israeli military strike in Rafah in the south of the Gaza Strip August 21, 2014. (AFP Photo/Said Khatib)

GAZA CITY, Palestine: An Israeli airstrike killed four Palestinians at a graveyard in Gaza City Thursday, with medics saying they were attending a funeral.

The raid hit a graveyard in Sheikh Radwan in northern Gaza City, emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said, without giving further details.

Separately, the Israeli army said it had struck six militants from Islamic Jihad who were making "final preparations to launch rockets." It was not immediately clear if the two events were linked.

 

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