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8 victims of Gaza attacks identified

Nov. 15, 2012 5:57 P.M. (Updated: Nov. 15, 2012 6:22 P.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma’an) -- Eight Palestinians died and about 90 suffered injuries in Israel's attacks on the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, according to Palestinian medics and officials.

Palestinian medics said that two children and an elderly man were among the eight who died Wednesday, as Israel assassinated a top Hamas leader and provoked rocket attacks into southern Israel.

Eight Palestinians have so far been identified:

-- Ahmad al-Jaabari, al-Qassam Brigades leader

-- Mohammad al-Hams, aide to al-Jaabari

-- Rinan Arafat, 7 years old

-- Issam Abu al-Maaz, 20, an al-Qassam member

-- Hani al-Kassih, 19

-- Ahmad al-Mashharawi, 11 months old

-- Hiba al-Mashharawi, 19, six months pregnant

-- Mahmoud Sawaween, 65

Ninety others were injured, among them 10 women and 15 children.

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