Aftermath of strike in Gaza
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Gaza conflict: Israel hits Gaza after rockets fired

Israel's military says it has carried out air strikes in the Gaza Strip in response to fresh rocket fire, hours before a ceasefire was set to expire.

A child is reported to have died as a result of the Israeli strikes, and eyewitnesses say thousands of Gazans have been heading for UN shelters.

Officials say 2,016 Palestinians and 66 Israelis have died since Operation Protective Edge began on 8 July.

Kevin Connolly reports from Jerusalem.

  • 19 Aug 2014
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