Ten civilians killed in Israeli strike on house: medics

GAZA Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:35am EST

Palestinians gather around a destroyed house after an Israeli air strike in Gaza City November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Palestinians gather around a destroyed house after an Israeli air strike in Gaza City November 18, 2012.

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GAZA (Reuters) - Ten Palestinian civilians were killed on Sunday in an Israeli air strike on a house in Gaza, Palestinian medics said, the highest civilian death toll in a single incident during five days of fighting.

An Israeli military spokesman said he was checking the report.

Medics said three women, six children and one man were killed in the attack on the three-storey building. Rescue workers were still at the site searching for people who might be buried under the rubble.

(Reporting by Nidal al-Mughrabi; Writing by Maayan Lubell; editing by Crispian Balmer)

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AFFS86 wrote:
The humiliations and suffering constantly impinged on the Palestinian people almost take my breath. I’m not Palestinian, nor Arab, nor Muslim, but I can’t help but feel truly hopeless. No sympathy is ever expressed for that people. Those, in both the West and the Arab world, who most self-righteously denounced Assad in Syria, have closed their eyes to the ever-repeating tragedy in Gaza. The shallowsness of their human rights rhetoric is now exposed for all who can see.

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