- Title: Gazans bury father and daughter killed in Israeli airstrike
- Date: 6th May 2019
- Summary: BEIT LAHIYA, GAZA (MAY 6, 2019) (REUTERS) WOMAN CRYING ON KILLED CHILD PEOPLE MOVING BODY OUT OF HOME MAN HOLDING BODY OF KILLED CHILD PEOPLE MOVING BODY INSIDE MOSQUE MEN PRAYING DURING FUNERAL PROCESSION, BODIES IN FRONT OF MEN VARIOUS OF FUNERAL PROCESSION VARIOUS OF DAMAGED BUILDING (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) GAZA RESIDENT WHO WITNESSED THE ISRAELI AIRSTRIKE, DIAB HAMASH, SAYING: "The scene was horrible dust was all over I couldn't see my finger, the people were running to check where is the news and I was surprised (to see) that woman on the ground, the body in parts." PEOPLE LOOKING AT DAMAGED CAR MAN INSIDE DAMAGED BUILDING DAMAGED BUILDING
- Embargoed: 20th May 2019 13:51
- Keywords: Palestinians Israel Gaza funeral violence
- Location: BEIT LAHIYA, GAZA
- City: BEIT LAHIYA, GAZA
- Country: Palestinian Territories
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace
- Reuters ID: LVA001ADRIJWN
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: THIS EDIT CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES
Palestinians in Gaza buried on Monday (May 6) civilians and militants who were killed during three days of deadly Israel-Gaza border fighting.
People carried bodies on stretchers through Gaza's streets in funeral processions, one of which was held for a father and his daughter.
Residents sifted through rubble remaining from Israeli strikes on targets in the coastal Gaza Strip, where entire buildings were razed to the ground.
A deadly surge in violence in the Gaza Strip and southern Israel petered out overnight and Palestinian officials reported that Egypt had mediated a truce early on Monday.
The latest round of fighting erupted three days ago, peaking on Sunday (May 5) when rockets and missiles from Gaza killed four civilians in Israel, and Israeli strikes killed 19 Palestinians, more than half of them civilians.
Two Palestinian officials and a TV station belonging to Hamas, Gaza's Islamist rulers, said a ceasefire had been reached at 0430 a.m. (0130 GMT), apparently stopping the violence from broadening into a conflict which neither side seemed keen on fighting.
Israeli officials did not comment on whether a truce had been reached, but the military said that protective restrictions in place on residents of southern Israel since the fighting began were being lifted.
Israel's military said that more than 600 rockets and other projectiles - over 150 of them intercepted by its Iron Dome anti-missile system - had been fired at southern Israeli cities and villages since Friday. It said it attacked about 320 targets belonging to Gaza militant groups.
(Production: Fadi Shana, Mustafa Abu Ganeyeh)
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