GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — At least 38 Palestinians died on Thursday as Israeli planes bombarded Gaza for the second day in a row after a temporary ceasefire fell apart after weeks of fighting, as the Palestinian negotiations delegation accused Israel of failing to respond to an offer for peace.
US military aircraft have conducted an airstrike on artillery used by the forces of the Islamic State (formerly ISIS). Rear Admiral John Kirby said the attack took place to help defend Kurdish forces near Erbil, Iraq.
Two F/A-18 aircraft dropped 500-pound laser-guided bombs on a mobile artillery piece near the city of Erbil. US personnel are based in the city.
“The decision to strike was made by the US Central Command commander under authorization granted him by the commander in chief,” Rear Admiral John Kirby, a spokesman for the Pentagon, said.
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Palestinian rescue workers scrambled for cover on Friday when a volley of Israeli missile strikes hit as they searched a collapsed building in Rafah for survivors. Gaza health officials said five people were killed in the strike, raising the death toll there to at least 90, including dozens of civilians.
Some viewers may find contents of this video graphic. The Israeli military launched an offensive in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday (8 july), killing at least 10 Palestinians including two children.