Two Palestinians killed in Israeli air raid in Gaza: Medics

AFP , Monday 25 Aug 2014

Smoke and dust rise after an Israeli strike hits Gaza City in the northern Gaza Strip, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 (Photo: AP)

An Israeli air raid in Gaza left two Palestinians dead overnight Sunday to Monday, taking the number of killed Palestinians in the seven-week offensive to 2,122, Palestinian sources said.

A spokeswoman for the Israeli army said warplanes had carried out 16 raids. No rockets have been fired at Israeli territory from the Gaza Strip since 2100 GMT Sunday.

Two mosques at Beit Hanun, in the north of the Strip, and in Gaza City were destroyed in the raids, witnesses said.

"Operation Protective Edge will continue until its aims are achieved... it may take time," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday of the offensive launched on July 8.

*This story was edited by Ahram Online. 

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