Gaza, Aug 1 IANS | 5 months ago

At least 14 Palestinians were killed and 29 injured Friday in Israeli airstrikes, hours before the start of a 72-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip.

According to medical sources, eight Palestinians were killed early Friday as Israeli warplanes targeted a house in the southern Gaza city of Khanyounis, Xinhua reported.

In the airstrike, 10 people were injured.

Six Palestinian civilians, including a child, were killed and 19 injured during airstrikes in eastern districts of Khanyounis, medics said.

The incidents came just hours before the start of a 72-hour ceasefire agreed by Israel and Hamas movement.

The UN-proposed truce is scheduled to start at 8 a.m.

Since Israel launched offensives on Gaza July 8, 1,464 Palestinians have been killed and more than 8,000 injured.

In the conflict, 56 Israelis, including 53 soldiers, were also killed.

(Posted on 01-08-2014)

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