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Israeli strike on Gaza kills Palestinian woman and child

The attack killed Noor Hassan and her infant daughter [Getty]

Date of publication: 11 October, 2015

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An Israeli airstrike on the Gaza Strip on Sunday killed a Palestinian woman and her daughter, hospital officials said, as a wave of unrest triggered fears of wider escalation.

An Israeli airstrike killed a pregnant Palestinian woman and her two-year-old daughter in Gaza Sunday, a Gaza health official said. 

Ashraf Al-Kidra, a Health Ministry spokesman in Gaza, said the attack killed 30-year-old Noor Hassan and her infant daughter. He said four others were wounded, included Hassan's husband and son, in the strike in the southern Gaza strip.  

     On Saturday, Israeli police killed four Palestinians in two seperate incidents

The wave of attacks began weeks ago in Jerusalem and has since spread to the rest of occupied Palestine, while protests have erupted in the West Bank and along the Gaza border where nine Palestinians were killed in clashes over the weekend.

The Gaza border has been largely calm since the month long summer 2014 war between Israel and the Islamic group Hamas, which rules the coastal territory.

Meanwhile, in the West Bank, Israeli police say a 31-year-old Palestinian woman set off an explosive in her vehicle that lightly wounded a police officer and critically injured herself. 

On Saturday, Israeli police killed four Palestinians in two seperate incidents in Jerusalem and near the Gaza border.

Several protests broke out over the weekend in Arab-majority towns and cities, in which demonstrators clashed with police forces.

Since the latest wave of unrest began this month, eight Palestinians have been killed and 13 have been killed in protests and clashes in the West Bank and Gaza.

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