GAZA, Nov 21 (KUNA) -- Israel has pursued military attacks on Gaza Strip
for the eighth consecutive day on Wednesday launching a series of air strikes
and hitting various targets including civilians' houses across the enclave.
According to official Palestinian figures, up to 31 Palestinians were
killed in the Tuesday offensives and air attacks, bringing the death toll of
the wide-scale operation to 140. More than 1,000 others have been wounded in
these attacks, in which Tel Aviv has employed fighter jets and reconnaisance
aircraft, equipped with high-precision air-to-surface missiles.
At dawn today, the aircraft rocketed a police station in the town of Khan
Youness, simultaneously with a chain of raids on various locations in the
border town of Rafah and Gaza city. A large number of Palestinians were
wounded in these strikes.
The aircraft raided destroyed, or damaged, a house east of Khan Youness, a
government complex in the heart of Gaza city, several houses and apartment
buildings, a causeway, a shopping mall and two houses in the refugee camp of
The air strikes coincided with a barrage of shells, fired by Israeli
gunboats cruising off Gaza shore. And around midnight, medics pulled out dead
bodies of two Palestinians who were hit in shelling east of the border town of
Earlier, medical sources said a 20-year-old Palestinian, resident of Gaza
city, who was wounded in an Israeli air strike during the night, passed away.
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