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Gaza mortar bomb kills Israeli child, 4: security sources

A Palestinian boy sits in his family's house, which witnesses said was damaged in an Israeli air strike, in Gaza City August 22, 2014. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM: A mortar bomb fired from Gaza killed a four-year-old Israeli child in a border collective farm on Friday, Israeli security sources said.

The boy would be the fourth civilian in Israel to be killed in an attack from the coastal territory since the outbreak of conflict on July 8, and the first Israeli death since an Egyptian-brokered truce broke down earlier this week. More than 2,000 Palestinians have been killed in the conflict, most of them civilians.

 

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