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4 members of Gaza family killed in Beit Hanoun shelling

July 19, 2014 1:42 P.M. (Updated: July 19, 2014 5:19 P.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Four members of a Palestinian family were killed in Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip on Saturday afternoon amid intense Israeli shelling in the area.

Medics told Ma'an that Mahmoud Zuwaid, his wife Daliah Zuwaid, and their children Nagham, 3, and Ruyah, 2, were killed in the attack.

Another woman who was not yet identified was also killed in the same shelling.

At least ten shells were fired around the Beit Hanoun Hospital, injuring many and causing extensive damage in the area.

The hospital was hit directly by Israeli shells on on Friday, damaging the roof and third floor and hitting the hospital's water supplies.

The area of the hospital targeted contained a ward for children, a reception area, and the offices of several doctors, but the strike led to no injuries.

On Tuesday, the World Health Organization said that Gaza hospitals were running dangerously low on medicine, as the seven-year long Israeli economic blockade of the Strip meant that even before the current crisis began 30 percent of medicines were out of stock.

The five deaths brought the total death toll in Israel's 12-day offensive in the Gaza Strip to 326, nearly 100 of which have occurred in the last 48 hours.

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