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Gaza toll hits 213 on 9th day of Israel air campaign

Four children on the beach in Gaza City were killed in an Israeli raid on Wednesday, raising the overall death toll to 213, the emergency services said.        

All four were on the beach when the attack took place, in what initially appeared to be shelling from the sea, according to AFP correspondents who witnessed the attack from a nearby hotel.        

Israel air strikes kill at least 20 on third day of Gaza campaign

Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip killed 20 people on July 10 including four women and four children, medics said, on the third day of a widening military operation.

The deaths bring to 70 the number of Palestinians killed since Israel on Tuesday launched Operation Protective Edge to halt rocket fire from the besieged territory.