Palestinians carry the body of a youth in Al-Shifa hospital after Israeli tank fire struck a home.  An Israeli tank fire struck a home in the Gaza Strip, killing four Palestinians, including three youths, and injuring three other people. The Israeli military had no immediate comment. In recent days Israel has stepped up retaliatory strikes on Gaza following a barrage of rocket fire from the enclave, which is ruled by the Islamist Hamas group. Photo: Reuters
Palestinians carry the body of a youth in Al-Shifa hospital after Israeli tank fire struck a home. An Israeli tank fire struck a home in the Gaza Strip, killing four Palestinians, including three youths, and injuring three other people. The Israeli military had no immediate comment. In recent days Israel has stepped up retaliatory strikes on Gaza following a barrage of rocket fire from the enclave, which is ruled by the Islamist Hamas group. Photo: Reuters
A Palestinian carries a wounded girl after Israeli strikes in Gaza City. An Israeli tank fire struck a home in the Gaza Strip, killing four Palestinians, including three youths, and injuring three other people. The Israeli military had no immediate comment. In recent days Israel has stepped up retaliatory strikes on Gaza following a barrage of rocket fire from the enclave, which is ruled by the Islamist Hamas group. Photo: Reuters
A Palestinian carries a wounded girl after Israeli strikes in Gaza City. An Israeli tank fire struck a home in the Gaza Strip, killing four Palestinians, including three youths, and injuring three other people. The Israeli military had no immediate comment. In recent days Israel has stepped up retaliatory strikes on Gaza following a barrage of rocket fire from the enclave, which is ruled by the Islamist Hamas group. Photo: Reuters
Palestinians wheel one of four dead bodies following an Israeli strike at a house east of Gaza City, to the morgue of Shifa hospital in Gaza City. Palestinian officials said an Israeli military strike killed four family members and wounded 13 others in the Gaza Strip, after days of rocket fire toward Israel. Photo: AP
Palestinians wheel one of four dead bodies following an Israeli strike at a house east of Gaza City, to the morgue of Shifa hospital in Gaza City. Palestinian officials said an Israeli military strike killed four family members and wounded 13 others in the Gaza Strip, after days of rocket fire toward Israel. Photo: AP
Palestinians survey the scene after Israeli tank fire struck a home in Gaza City. An Israeli tank fire struck a home in the Gaza Strip, killing four Palestinians, including three youths, and injuring three other people. The Israeli military had no immediate comment. In recent days Israel has stepped up retaliatory strikes on Gaza following a barrage of rocket fire from the enclave, which is ruled by the Islamist Hamas group. Photo: Reuters
Palestinians survey the scene after Israeli tank fire struck a home in Gaza City. An Israeli tank fire struck a home in the Gaza Strip, killing four Palestinians, including three youths, and injuring three other people. The Israeli military had no immediate comment. In recent days Israel has stepped up retaliatory strikes on Gaza following a barrage of rocket fire from the enclave, which is ruled by the Islamist Hamas group. Photo: Reuters
Palestinians gather at the scene after Israeli tank fire struck a home in Gaza City. An Israeli tank fire struck a home in the Gaza Strip, killing four Palestinians, including three youths, and injuring three other people. The Israeli military had no immediate comment. In recent days Israel has stepped up retaliatory strikes on Gaza following a barrage of rocket fire from the enclave, which is ruled by the Islamist Hamas group. Photo: Reuters
Palestinians gather at the scene after Israeli tank fire struck a home in Gaza City. An Israeli tank fire struck a home in the Gaza Strip, killing four Palestinians, including three youths, and injuring three other people. The Israeli military had no immediate comment. In recent days Israel has stepped up retaliatory strikes on Gaza following a barrage of rocket fire from the enclave, which is ruled by the Islamist Hamas group. Photo: Reuters
Palestinians mourn in Al-Shifa hospital after Israeli tank fire struck a home.  An Israeli tank fire struck a home in the Gaza Strip, killing four Palestinians, including three youths, and injuring three other people. The Israeli military had no immediate comment. In recent days Israel has stepped up retaliatory strikes on Gaza following a barrage of rocket fire from the enclave, which is ruled by the Islamist Hamas group. Photo: Reuters
Palestinians mourn in Al-Shifa hospital after Israeli tank fire struck a home. An Israeli tank fire struck a home in the Gaza Strip, killing four Palestinians, including three youths, and injuring three other people. The Israeli military had no immediate comment. In recent days Israel has stepped up retaliatory strikes on Gaza following a barrage of rocket fire from the enclave, which is ruled by the Islamist Hamas group. Photo: Reuters
Palestinians carry a wounded youth into Al-Shifa hospital after Israeli tank fire struck a home. An Israeli tank fire struck a home in the Gaza Strip, killing four Palestinians, including three youths, and injuring three other people. The Israeli military had no immediate comment. In recent days Israel has stepped up retaliatory strikes on Gaza following a barrage of rocket fire from the enclave, which is ruled by the Islamist Hamas group. Photo: Reuters
Palestinians carry a wounded youth into Al-Shifa hospital after Israeli tank fire struck a home. An Israeli tank fire struck a home in the Gaza Strip, killing four Palestinians, including three youths, and injuring three other people. The Israeli military had no immediate comment. In recent days Israel has stepped up retaliatory strikes on Gaza following a barrage of rocket fire from the enclave, which is ruled by the Islamist Hamas group. Photo: Reuters
A Palestinian mourns in Al-Shifa hospital after an Israeli tank fire struck a home. An Israeli tank fire struck a home in the Gaza Strip, killing four Palestinians, including three youths, and injuring three other people. The Israeli military had no immediate comment. In recent days Israel has stepped up retaliatory strikes on Gaza following a barrage of rocket fire from the enclave, which is ruled by the Islamist Hamas group. Photo: Reuters
A Palestinian mourns in Al-Shifa hospital after an Israeli tank fire struck a home. An Israeli tank fire struck a home in the Gaza Strip, killing four Palestinians, including three youths, and injuring three other people. The Israeli military had no immediate comment. In recent days Israel has stepped up retaliatory strikes on Gaza following a barrage of rocket fire from the enclave, which is ruled by the Islamist Hamas group. Photo: Reuters
A Palestinian carries an injured boy into Al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City after Israeli tank fire struck home. An Israeli tank fire struck a home in the Gaza Strip, killing four Palestinians, including three youths, and injuring three other people. The Israeli military had no immediate comment. In recent days Israel has stepped up retaliatory strikes on Gaza following a barrage of rocket fire from the enclave, which is ruled by the Islamist Hamas group. Photo: Reuters
A Palestinian carries an injured boy into Al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City after Israeli tank fire struck home. An Israeli tank fire struck a home in the Gaza Strip, killing four Palestinians, including three youths, and injuring three other people. The Israeli military had no immediate comment. In recent days Israel has stepped up retaliatory strikes on Gaza following a barrage of rocket fire from the enclave, which is ruled by the Islamist Hamas group. Photo: Reuters
A Palestinian carries an injured boy into Al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City after Israeli tank fire struck home.  An Israeli tank fire struck a home in the Gaza Strip, killing four Palestinians, including three youths, and injuring three other people. The Israeli military had no immediate comment. In recent days Israel has stepped up retaliatory strikes on Gaza following a barrage of rocket fire from the enclave, which is ruled by the Islamist Hamas group. Photo: Reuters
A Palestinian carries an injured boy into Al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City after Israeli tank fire struck home. An Israeli tank fire struck a home in the Gaza Strip, killing four Palestinians, including three youths, and injuring three other people. The Israeli military had no immediate comment. In recent days Israel has stepped up retaliatory strikes on Gaza following a barrage of rocket fire from the enclave, which is ruled by the Islamist Hamas group. Photo: Reuters
A wounded Palestinian girl is seen at a hospital after Israeli air strikes in Gaza City. An Israeli tank fire struck a home in the Gaza Strip, killing four Palestinians, including three youths, and injuring three other people. The Israeli military had no immediate comment. In recent days Israel has stepped up retaliatory strikes on Gaza following a barrage of rocket fire from the enclave, which is ruled by the Islamist Hamas group. Photo: Reuters
A wounded Palestinian girl is seen at a hospital after Israeli air strikes in Gaza City. An Israeli tank fire struck a home in the Gaza Strip, killing four Palestinians, including three youths, and injuring three other people. The Israeli military had no immediate comment. In recent days Israel has stepped up retaliatory strikes on Gaza following a barrage of rocket fire from the enclave, which is ruled by the Islamist Hamas group. Photo: Reuters

Palestinian officials said an Israeli military strike killed four family members and wounded 13 others in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday after days of rocket fire toward Israel. Three of those killed and most of the wounded in the late afternoon explosion at a house east of Gaza City were under 16, said Gaza Health Ministry spokesman Adham Abu Salmia. He said the fourth was 50. TV footage showed body parts and shrapnel at the scene of the attack. Hamas said Israeli tank fire had hit the house in what would be the deadliest Israeli attack on Gaza in months.

The Israeli military said Palestinian militants had launched mortars against Israel Tuesday and the military shot at the source of the fire.