A Palestinian man inspects the damage of a police post, following an Israeli missile strike killing four boys from the same extended Bakr family, in Gaza City, Wednesday, July 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
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Israeli shelling killed four boys on a Gaza beach Wednesday, a local health official said, and Palestinian militants fired a further 70 rockets into Israel after a failed Egyptian attempt to halt more than a week of warfare.Israel urged the evacuation of several districts in the Gaza Strip where more than 100,000 people live, threatening ground operations to try to stem the rocket attacks.The military has said that around 30,000 reservists have been called up since the Israeli offensive began a week ago.Ashraf al-Qidra of the Gaza Health Ministry said shelling from an Israeli gunboat off Gaza's Mediterranean coast killed four boys -- two aged 10 and the others 9 and 11 -- from one family and critically wounded another youngster on the beach.Israeli shelling has frequently targeted Gaza beaches, which are suspected staging areas for militants.Earlier, Israeli attacks in the Gaza Strip killed at least eight Palestinians, five of them civilians, and a six-year-old boy died of wounds sustained a few days ago, Gaza medics said, raising the death toll in the Hamas-dominated enclave to 213 .
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