Gaza toll passes 100 as Israel raids continue

At least 101 people have been killed as Israel's

bombardment of Gaza entered its fourth day, with

the latest attack killing five people in Rafah as

rescuers were trying to free those trapped in the

ruins of a building.

The air raid in Rafah on Friday came as Israel

continued to bomb Gaza in what they say is an

attempt to halt indiscriminate rocket fire by

Hamas fighters.

Al Jazeera's Stefanie Dekker, reporting from Gaza,

said that at least 200 Gaza homes had been

destroyed in the raid that started earlier this


"Over 3,000 homes have been partially destroyed

by the air strikes, and we've received figures that

translates to an air strike here every four and half


Avichay Adraee, spokesman for the Israeli

military, said that it had hit more than 1,100

targets in Gaza since the beginning of the

offensive and that "there are still hundreds to

finish off".

At least 700 Palestinians have been injured since

the start of the Israeli attacks, according to the

Palestinian health ministry.

A total of 10 Israelis have been injured by

Palestinian fire since Israel began attaks on Gaza,

with no deaths reported.

Eight people were injured when a Palestinian

rocket hit a fuel tanker at a petrol station in

Ashdod on Friday, the Israeli army said.

In an attack on Thursday, two soldiers were

injured in a mortar bomb attack targeting the

Eshkol regional council.

The army said on Friday its Iron Dome missile-

defence system intercepted at least four rockets,

believed to have been targeting the airport, near

Tel Aviv.

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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