JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinian health officials now say at least 175 people have been killed in Israeli air attacks, including dozens of civilians.
The continuing airstrikes included two that struck a southern Gaza city today. Hospital officials say three people were killed in an airstrike that hit their house, and a neighbor was killed in another attack while standing on the roof of his home.
Meanwhile, Hamas may be trying a new tactic against Israel, after launching nearly 1,000 rockets that didn't cause any Israeli deaths. Israel says it shot down a drone today that had been launched from Gaza. Hamas says it actually launched three drones today -- and that it has some drones that can carry weapons.
Israel's defenses minister says Hamas is "trying everything it can to produce some kind of achievement" -- and that Israel needs to remain alert.
Also today, three suspects in the kidnapping and killing of a Palestinian teenager have appeared in an Israeli court, and were ordered held until the end of the week. Police say they've admitted abducting the teen and setting him on fire.
151-a-17-(Pierre Krahenbuhl (KRAH'-en-bul), commissioner-general, United Nations Relief and Works Agency, with reporters)-"fatalities are children"-Pierre Krahenbuhl, head of the U.N.'s relief and works agency, says militants may be the target of the Israeli military, but many others are being killed. (14 Jul 2014)
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152-a-13-(Pierre Krahenbuhl (KRAH'-en-bul), commissioner-general, United Nations Relief and Works Agency, with reporters)-"international humanitarian law"-Pierre Krahenbuhl, head of the U.N.'s relief and works agency, says Israel must end the attacks that kill civilians. (14 Jul 2014)
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APPHOTO HM104: Smoke rises after an Israeli missile strike in Gaza City, Monday, July 14, 2014. Israel began airstrikes Tuesday against militants in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip in what it says was a response to heavy rocket fire out of the densely populated territory. The military says it has launched more than 1,300 airstrikes since then, while Palestinian militants have launched nearly 1,000 rockets at Israel.(AP Photo/Hatem Moussa) (14 Jul 2014)
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