- Title: Palestinian baby killed during Gaza-Israel violence flare - official
- Date: 4th May 2019
- Summary: DOCTOR MOVING KILLED GIRL TO MORGUE
- Embargoed: 18th May 2019 19:13
- Keywords: Hamas Israeli army Israel strikes rockets Gaza border iron dome barrage children explosions smoke
- Location: GAZA CITY, GAZA / UNKNOWN LOCATION / ISRAELI GAZA BORDER, ISRAEL
- City: GAZA CITY, GAZA / UNKNOWN LOCATION / ISRAELI GAZA BORDER, ISRAEL
- Country: Palestinian Territories
- Reuters ID: LVA002ADHI24N
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
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Gaza militants fired more than 200 rockets into Israeli towns and villages on Saturday (May 4), while Israel hit back with tank shelling and air strikes that Palestinian medics said killed a baby, her mother and a gunman.
Cross-border hostilities which broke out on Friday (May 3) flared into a second day, with Gazans fleeing Israeli strikes and air-raid sirens sending Israelis running to shelters as interceptor missiles blew up Palestinian rockets in the sky.
The escalation of the conflict, which comes just ahead of both the Muslim holy month of Ramadan and Israel's Independence Day, prompted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to convene a high-level meeting of his security chiefs.
Egyptian mediators, credited with brokering ceasefires in previous rounds of violence, were working to prevent further escalation of hostilities.
The latest round of violence began on Friday when an Islamic Jihad sniper fired at Israeli troops, wounding two, according to the Israeli military.
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