Thursday, 31 July 2014 - 6:59
Gaza toll passes 1,300 on day 23 of Israeli assault
More than 100 people died in Israeli strikes across Gaza yesterday including 17 at a crowded marketplace, sending the Palestinian toll from 23 days of fighting above 1,330.
An earlier strike also killed 16 people when shells hit a UN school.
So far, 1,336 people have been killed -- 106 on yesterday alone -- and more than 7,200 wounded since the start of the Israeli offensive, which began with an intensive air campaign on July 8th and expanded when Israel sent ground troops into the Gaza periphery on July 17th.