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65 Palestinian children killed in Israel bombing of Gaza

People rescue a wounded child from a debris as search and rescue works continue at a debris of a building after airstrikes by Israeli army hit buildings in al-Rimal neighborhood of Gaza City, Gaza on 16 May 2021. [Ashraf Amra - Anadolu Agency]
People rescue a wounded child from a debris as search and rescue works continue at a debris of a building after airstrikes by Israeli army hit buildings in al-Rimal neighborhood of Gaza City, Gaza on 16 May 2021. [Ashraf Amra - Anadolu Agency]

Israeli occupation forces have killed 230 Palestinians in Gaza since start of ongoing offensive on 10 May, including 65 children, the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza said today.

Among the dead, the Ministry of Health said, were 39 women and 17 elderly people, who were mostly killed in air strikes that hit their homes without warning while they were inside.

At least 1,710 others have been wounded in the Israeli air strikes, including 55 who are in a critical condition. Some 470 children and 310 women are among those injured.

Several pregnant women were among the dead, in addition to Eyad Salha, his pregnant wife and little daughter who were killed in an Israeli strike that targeted their home last night. Salha is a wheelchair user who has been unable to walk for 14 years.

At least 12 families, the Ministry of Health said, have been completely wiped out.

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