Gaza child, 2, woman, first deaths since truce breakdown - Palestinians

by Reuters
Tuesday, 19 August 2014 19:46 GMT

(Corrects day in lead paragraph)

GAZA, Aug 19 (Reuters) - A two-year-old Gaza girl and a woman were killed in an Israeli air strike on Tuesday, making them the first Palestinian deaths in the conflict since the breakdown of a truce earlier in the day, Palestinian health officials said.

Palestinians said Israel launched 35 air attacks, one of them on a house in Gaza City, which killed the woman and the child, which officials initially said was five.

Israel said it ordered retaliatory raids when militants violated a truce by firing rockets at Israel. The ceasefire had been set to expire at 2100 GMT.

(Reporting by Nidal al-Mughrabi; Writing by Allyn Fisher-Ilan; editing by Ralph Boulton)

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