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Gaza Health Ministry says 20 Palestinians killed in Israeli air strikes, including 9 kids, multiple injured

Gaza Health Ministry says 20 Palestinians killed in Israeli air strikes, including 9 kids, multiple injured
Twenty Palestinians have been killed by Israeli air strikes, including nine children, Gaza's Ministry of Health has said, after rockets fired from the territory towards Jerusalem were reportedly met with Israeli counterstrikes.

Some of the scores injured were also treated at the Beit Hanoun Hospital in the north of Gaza, the ministry said in a statement on Monday.

Graphic images shared online purported to show injured people in Gaza being taken away by medical workers.

An Israeli citizen was also injured by an anti-tank missile fired from Gaza and was taken to hospital for treatment, the Israeli Defense Forces said.

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Earlier, Hamas claimed responsibility for Monday's rocket attacks on Jerusalem in what they claimed was a response to Israeli violence, including the eviction of Palestinian families and clashes at Al-Aqsa Mosque.

The Israeli Air Force said seven rockets had been fired from Gaza towards Israel, one of which was intercepted.

Israeli forces then launched air strikes at Hamas targets in Gaza.

A spokesperson for the IDF told reporters that the military holds Hamas responsible for the attacks from Gaza, describing the rocket fire as a “severe assault on Israel” which “will not go unanswered.”

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