Israel raid kills 3 militants in Gaza, hiking toll to 33

AFP , Saturday 17 Nov 2012

An Israeli air strike kills three Palestinians in central Gaza raising the overall death toll in the besieged enclave to 33

The father of Palestinian baby girl Hanen Tafish, who according to hospital officials was killed in an Israeli air strike, mourns as he carries her body during her funeral in the northern Gaza Strip. (Photo: Reuters)

An Israeli air strike killed three Palestinians in the central Gaza Strip on Saturday, medics said, with Palestinian security sources confirming they were Hamas militants.

The latest deaths raised the overall death toll in Gaza to 33 as a relentless Israeli air campaign against Gaza militants entered its fourth straight day.

"Three men died in an Israeli air strike on Maghazi camp in central Gaza," said emergency services spokesman Adham Abu Selmiya.

A Palestinian security source told AFP that all three were militants from the armed wing of the ruling Hamas movement, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades.

At the same time, AFP correspondents in Gaza City reported a heavy bombardment in the western sector of the city, following a night of unstinting air raids.

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