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Israeli airstrikes kill at least 33 in Gaza Strip in deadliest attack so far


The Guardian - At least 33 Palestinians have been killed in airstrikes and 50 injured, health officials in the Gaza Strip have said, in the deadliest single attack since fighting broke out between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas a week ago.



Air-raid sirens sounded for the seventh consecutive day across southern Israel as Hamas and other militant groups in Gaza launched more rocket attacks into the country – and reaching further – than in the entirety of the 2014 war.


In Gaza, rescuers raced to pull survivors and bodies from the rubble of three collapsed buildings on Sunday morning. According to photographs circulated by residents and journalists, the Israeli airstrikes created a crater that blocked one of the main roads leading to Shifa, the largest hospital in the Strip.



The morning strikes came after a night of heavy bombing. Reported efforts to agree a temporary ceasefire to allow medics in Gaza to recover people – alive and dead – from under collapsed buildings appeared in doubt.


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