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Israel strikes 320 sites in blockaded Gaza Strip

May 6, 2019 at 4:39 am

A Palestinian family waits for medical help inside an ambulance outside a hospital in Beit Lahia, northern Gaza strip on 5 May, 2019 [ANAS BABA/AFP/Getty]

Avichay Adraee, spokesman of the Israeli army claimed that reconnaissance points, underground warehouses and military centres of Hamas and Islamic Jihad were targeted, Anadolu reports.

Since Saturday, 25 Palestinians, including two pregnant women and two infants, were killed and more than 100 others wounded by Israeli air strikes.

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The escalation in the Gaza Strip started when four Palestinians were killed, including a teenager, and 51 wounded on Friday in Israeli army attacks on Hamas-affiliated sites and a separate attack on a rally against the decade-long occupation and siege of the Gaza Strip.

The Israeli assaults were met by Palestinian resistance factions launching 600 rockets towards Israeli settlements, killing three people, according to Israel.