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Eight killed in air strike on Gaza City's Rimal district: medics

Smoke rises from explosions caused by an Israeli missile strike in the Shijaiyah neighborhood in Gaza City, northern Gaza Strip, Sunday, July 20, 2014. The neighborhood came under heavy tank fire Sunday as Israel widened its ground offensive against Hamas, causing hundreds of panicked residents to flee. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

Gaza CITY, Palestinian Territories: Eight people were killed in an Israeli air strike on the Rimal neighbourhood of Gaza City on Sunday, the Palestinian emergency services said.

Elsewhere, a 15-year-old girl was killed in another air strike on the northern town of Beit Lahiya, raising Sunday's Palestinian death toll to 96, emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said.

 

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