Israel launches deadly Gaza attacks

Angry Palestinians gather at the wreckage of the car hit in the attack in Khan Younis [AFP]

At least seven Palestinians have been killed by a series of attacks launched by Israeli aircraft in the Gaza Strip.

Three of the dead on Saturday were members of the al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of Islamic Jihad and were killed when an Israeli strike hit their car in the town of Khan Younis.

Samir Abu Shamala, Al Jazeera’s correspondent in Gaza, also said that Ziyad Ghannam, one of the senior leaders of the al-Quds Brigades, was among the dead.

Israel launched six attacks aimed at increasing pressure on the area controlled by Hamas.

The second Israeli air strike targeted a metal workshop in Gaza’s Maghazi refugee camp, killing three Palestinians, including the owner, and wounding two other people, medics said.

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