Seventeen Palestinians, including five women and six children were killed Wednesday in a series of Israeli airstrikes on Gaza, raising the death toll to bringing the death toll to 38 since the launch of the Israeli aggression on Monday at midnight, according to the Palestinian emergency services.
The airstrikes also left over 300 Palestinians injured in two days, said the emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra, quoted by AFP.
The most deadly airstrike occurred in the city of Beit Hanoun (northern Gaza) where the Israeli warplanes bombed a home killing six people, including two women and two children.
The airstrikes also claimed the lives of two children, aged 12 and 13 in Shejaeyya (east of Gaza city), a 18-month baby and his mother in the Zaytoun neighbourhood of Gaza City, a 40-year-old woman and her 14-year-old son in Beit Hanoun and a man in Rafah (south of Gaza City).
A 30-year-old man was also killed and another was seriously injured in Beit Lahiya (north) after an Israeli warplane targeted their motorcycle.
The Israeli missiles also killed two men near the Nusseirat refugee camp.
Twenty-one Palestinians were killed on Tuesday.
Israeli air forces carried out 160 strikes on the Gaza Strip during the night of Tuesday to Wednesday, bringing the total number of airstrikes against the strip since the launch of their barbaric aggression to 430.