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Gaza death toll at 192

The death toll from Israel’s weeklong campaign in Gaza rises Tuesday to 192, after another six Palestinians died, four of them in strikes before Israel accepted an Egyptian ceasefire.

Emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra says three people were killed in two separate airstrikes on the southern city of Khan Yunis.

Two other men in the city succumbed to injuries sustained in earlier raids, he says.

Palestinian relatives mourn during the funeral of four members of the Moamer family, including a 26-year-old militant of the Hamas movement, during their funeral in southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah on July 14, 2014 (photo credit: Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90)
Palestinian relatives mourn during the funeral of four members of the Moamer family, including a 26-year-old militant of the Hamas movement, during their funeral in southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah on July 14, 2014 (photo credit: Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90)

Also in the south, a woman was killed in an earlier strike on Rafah, taking Tuesday’s toll to six dead, he says.

All of the fatalities took place before Israel accepted a 0600 GMT (9 a.m. Israeli time) ceasefire proposed by Egypt, despite its rejection by Hamas.

Late Monday, the death toll rose above that of the previous major conflict between Israel and Hamas militants, an eight-day confrontation in November 2012 which claimed the lives of 177 Palestinians and six Israelis.

— AFP

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