35 bodies pulled from Gaza rubble as Palestinian death toll tops 900

AFP , Saturday 26 Jul 2014

A Palestinian man walks atop the rubble of his destroyed house in the Shejaia neighbourhood, which witnesses said was heavily hit by Israeli shelling and air strikes during Israeli offensive, in Gaza City 26 July 2014. (Photo:Reuters)

The bodies of at least another 35 Palestinians were recovered from rubble across Gaza on Saturday, raising to over 900 the overall death toll of Israel's onslaught on the territory since July 8, medics said.

Emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said the bodies were retrieved in the three hours since a humanitarian truce came into effect.

Thirteen bodies were recovered in Shejaiya in eastern Gaza City, 13 more in Deir al-Balah and Nusseirat in central Gaza, and nine in north Gaza.

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