The Independent

Israel kills pregnant mother and her baby in retaliatory attacks

The 30-year-old woman and her infant daughter were killed by an Israeli air strike on a camp in Gaza City

 A man and a five year old boy being treated in hospital following the attack on the house AFP/Mohammed Abed

A man and a five year old boy being treated in hospital following the attack on the house AFP/Mohammed Abed

An Israeli airstrike has killed a pregnant Palestinian woman and her 2-year-old daughter in Gaza.

Ashraf al-Qidra, a Gaza Health Ministry spokesman, said the woman, Noor Hassan, was aged 30 and pregnant. Her daughter was three.

A five-year-old boy and a man were also wounded in the powerful explosion on in one of the Hamas camps in Gaza City which caused a house to collapse.

The Israeli Defence Force said it carried out airstrikes in Gaza targeting Hamas weapons manufacturing facilities in response to renewed rocket fire toward Israel.

It comes on the same day as an attack by a Palestinian woman at a checkpoint in the West Bank.

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