Palestinian relatives mourn during the funeral of members of Hamad family in the town of Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip July 9, 2014. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
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In Gaza's stifling midday heat, grieving relatives of a family killed in an Israeli airstrike sit outside a mosque, weary from their Ramadan fast and nervously anticipating the next deadly blast.The mourners have come to bury six members of the Hammad family, including a teenager and two women, killed when a missile slammed into their home in the northern Gaza town of Beit Hanoun.The airstrike came around midnight, just as Hafez Hammad, a senior Islamic Jihad commander, was returning home, relatives say.He was killed along with two male relatives, two women including his wife, as well as his 16-year-old niece.Another family member relates how Israel had fired a warning shot shortly before the airstrike, sending most occupants of the building fleeing in terror.
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