GAZA CITY -- An Israeli airstrike here on Sunday killed 10 members of one family, mostly women and children, marking the deadliest single attack and worst civilian tragedy since the current fighting in the Gaza Strip began last week.
“This is a massacre,’’ shouted Nasser Dalu, a cousin and neighbor as he watched in anguish as his relatives were pulled from debris. “What did these children do?”
Two male next-door-neighbors were also killed, bringing the total death count to 12, with more than 20 people wounded.
The 2:30 p.m. attack took place in the Naser district, a crowded residential neighborhood of Gaza City.
Israel Defense Forces, which on Wednesday launched an air assault to stop rockets from being fired by Gaza militants into southern Israel, did not immediately comment on the strike.