New Gaza violence hikes toll to 241

An Israeli missile hits Palestinian buildings in Gaza City on July 17, 2014Four people were killed by Israeli fire in Gaza on Thursday night as the Jewish state announced a ground operation in the coastal enclave, medics said. The deaths raised the Gaza toll in 10 days of violence to 241, emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said. The deaths included one man killed in shelling in southern Khan Yunis, and three killed by tank fire in east Gaza. Their deaths came after a strike that killed three children in the Sabra neighbourhood of central Gaza — Jihad, Waseem and Fulla from the Shuheiber family.

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