4 Palestinians killed in Israeli raid on Gaza City funeral

AFP , Thursday 21 Aug 2014

Gaza Funeral
Mourners chant angry slogans during the funeral of Palestinian Widad Mustafa Deif, 27, who was killed along with her 8-month-old son Ali Mohammed Deif in Israeli strikes in Gaza City late Tuesday, during their funeral in Jabaliya refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 (Photo: AP)

An Israeli air strike killed four Palestinians at a graveyard in Gaza City on Thursday, with medics saying they were attending a funeral.

The raid hit a graveyard in Sheikh Radwan in northern Gaza City, emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said, without giving further details.

Separately, the Israeli army said it had struck six militants from Islamic Jihad who were making "final preparations to launch rockets." It was not immediately clear if the two events were linked.

The six-week Israeli offensive on Gaza has killed at least 2,038 Palestinians so far.

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