Four Palestinians killed in Gaza

Gaza, Aug 9 (IANS): At least four Palestinians were killed and 10 injured Saturday during Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip.

Spokesman of Gaza Health Ministry, Ashraf al-Qedra said that the airstrike hit a motorcycle in the al-Mughazi refugee camp central Gaza, Xinhua reported.

Meanwhile, two other Palestinians were killed in another airstrike on a mosque near Nuseirat refugee camp, al-Qedra said.

According to local residents, some mosques and houses in southern Gaza's towns of Rafah and Khan Youis were hit by Israel's airstrikes early Saturday. 

The Palestinian Ministry of Religious Affairs said that at least 63 mosques in Gaza have been completely destroyed since the beginning of the Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip July 8.

Since the Israeli military assault started in Gaza July 8, more than 1,900 Palestinians have been killed. 

According to the UN, 73 percent of the Palestinian victims were civilians of which at least 429 were children.

On the Israeli side, three civilians were killed by rockets fired from Gaza while at least 64 soldiers died in the fighting.


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