Israeli strike on Gaza police chief's home kills 15 Palestinians: Gaza health ministry

GAZA Sat Jul 12, 2014 4:13pm EDT

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GAZA (Reuters) - An Israeli air strike on the home of Gaza's police chief killed 15 Palestinians on Saturday, the Gaza health ministry said, the deadliest attack since Israel launched an offensive in the enclave five days ago.

An Israeli military spokesman said he was checking the report. A source in Gaza's dominant Hamas group said the police chief, Tayseer Al-Batsh, was in a critical condition and most of the dead were from the same family.

(Reporting by Nidal al-Mughrabi; Writing by Maayan Lubell, editing by David Evans)

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rgbviews wrote:
I would like to know the exact sequence of events to decide who is responsible for the escalation of the conflict and therefore all this death and destruction. Who provoked who?

In the past, the extremists in Gaza would fire rockets at Israel in response to some action by Israel. Was the provocation the killing of 6 Palestinian demonstrators and the demolishing of homes in the West Bank in the pursuit of the kidnappers.

The sequence of events should be reported by the media.

Jul 12, 2014 7:55pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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