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Israeli strikes leave 10 more Palestinians dead in Gaza

Iran Press TV

Mon Jul 28, 2014 4:24PM

At least 10 people, mostly children, have been killed and several others wounded after the Israeli military hit a medical complex and a playground in the blockaded Gaza Strip.

Palestinian media and medical sources said an Israeli missile struck a building inside the compound housing al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City on Monday. The building is close to the main gate of the hospital.

Another missile reportedly landed in a playground in Gaza City's Shati refugee camp where a group of children was running around, leaving several children dead.

Statistics published by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) show that some 22 hospitals, clinics and medical centers have been hit and damaged by Israeli shelling since Israel's attacks began on July 8.

The World Health Organization said in a statement issued shortly before the hospital strike that it was "appalled by the continuing trend for healthcare facilities, staff and vehicles to come under direct fire in Gaza since the escalation of violence on 8 July 2014," adding, "It is vital for health facilities and staff to be able to perform their life-saving work without fear of attack."

According to Palestinian medics, nearly 1,050 people, including a large number of women and children, have lost their lives in the Israeli onslaught since July 8 and more than 6,200 have been wounded.

Israel says 43 Israeli soldiers have been killed in the war, but Hamas sources say the number is about 100.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday dismissed a UN-brokered truce proposal endorsed by Hamas, saying Tel Aviv will take whatever action necessary to fight the Palestinian resistance fighters.

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