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Hamas says 23 Gazans killed, including 9 kids; Israel says at least 15 of dead were terrorists

The mother of Hussein Hamad, 11, is comforted by mourners during his funeral in Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip on May 11, 2021. Israel and Hamas exchanged heavy fire, with 22 Palestinians killed in Gaza, nine of them children, according to the Hamas-run Health Ministry. The IDF said several of the Gaza fatalities were caused by Gaza rockets aimed at Israel that misfired or landed inside Gaza. (MAHMUD HAMS / AFP)
The mother of Hussein Hamad, 11, is comforted by mourners during his funeral in Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip on May 11, 2021. Israel and Hamas exchanged heavy fire, with 22 Palestinians killed in Gaza, nine of them children, according to the Hamas-run Health Ministry. The IDF said several of the Gaza fatalities were caused by Gaza rockets aimed at Israel that misfired or landed inside Gaza. (MAHMUD HAMS / AFP)

The Hamas Health Ministry says that 23 Palestinians, including 9 minors, have been killed in Israeli airstrikes so far in response to hundreds of rockets fired from the Gaza Strip.

Another 107 Gazans were injured, the Health Ministry says.

Hamas has not yet published a full list of casualties, although Israel has said that at least 15 of the fatalities were members of terror groups.

Local media has identified at least six of the minors so far. Mustafa Aloush, Zakaria Aloush, and Mohammad Abeid were all high school students; Zakara and Mustafa were in eleventh grade, Mohammad in tenth.

Another three children were allegedly killed in an Israeli airstrike in Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip, including a 10-year-old girl named Rahaf al-Masri. Israel says the children were killed by an errant Palestinian rocket, however, not Israeli fire.

Gaza media has identified many of the targets struck by Israeli fire as belonging to terror groups such as Hamas and Islamic Jihad, including a residential building targeted in the al-Shati refugee camp in northern Gaza early on Tuesday. The top two floors appeared to have been blown clean off, according to photos circulated in the Palestinian press.

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