Israeli strike killed Gaza commander's wife and child: Hamas

Palestinian rescues try to dig out an injured man blocked under rubble following an Israeli air strike on a house in Gaza City on August 19, 2014Hamas said Wednesday that an Israeli air strike killed the wife and child of its Gaza military chief, as a temporary ceasefire went up in smoke and Cairo truce talks froze. “The wife of the great leader was martyred with his daughter,” in a strike Tuesday night, Hamas’s exiled deputy leader Mussa Abu Marzuk wrote on Facebook while saying nothing about the fate of Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades commander Mohammed Deif himself. The Israeli military said it hit “more than 25 targets” in Gaza Tuesday but would not elaborate.

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