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.