Death toll in Gaza exceeds 850


Gaza’s humanitarian situation has only gotten worse as the war continues [GALLO/GETTY]

UPDATED ON:
Sunday, January 11, 2009
08:28 Mecca time, 05:28 GMT

The Palestinian death toll in the Gaza Strip has risen to 854 and more than 3,650 injured as the Israeli offensive entered its third week.

The air and ground attacks continued on Sunday with Israeli aircraft bombarding different targets in the strip and ground forces advancing further into the outskirts of Gaza City.


Medics in the embattled Strip said three Palestinians were killed and dozens wounded by heavy Israeli tank fire and air strikes early on Sunday, some allegedly by banned white phosphorus shells that Israel denied using.

Earlier, eight members of one family were among the fatalities, killed by an Israeli tank shell in Jabaliya.

“We were at home when the bombing started,” Umm Mohammed, one of the survivors of the attack, said. “We fled towards another house and the tanks started firing. Several of us were hit.”

source : Al jazeera

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