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This is the aftermath of the most lethal strike on a single building in Gaza ever

This is the aftermath of the most lethal strike on a single building in Gaza ever

Thirty-five people were killed and 27 injured in what Israeli human rights group B'Tselem said could be the most lethal strike on a single residential building in Gaza ever.

B'Tselem said no warning was given before the airstrike on 29 July.

While it is not known why the building in Khan Yunis was targeted, one of its tenants, Wadah Abu ‘Amer, was a senior figure in the political leadership of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP). He was killed along with his wife, five children, and two brothers.

According to B'Tselem's figures at least 1,262 Palestinians have been killed in the Gaza Strip between Operation Protective Edge beginning on 8 July, and 30 July. The group estimates 172 of the dead "took part in the hostilities".

The rest include:

314 minors (including one minor who participated in the hostilities). Approximately one quarter of the fatalities, one in four, were minors.

148 women under the age of 60.

62 women and men over the age of 60.

The health ministry in Gaza meanwhile puts the overall death-toll even higher, at more than 1,500.

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