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Israel Bombs Crowded Gaza Neighborhood, Killing Top Hamas Leader, His Wife, His Daughter, and Eight Other Children

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An Israeli F-16 bombed a crowded neighborhood in Gaza City Monday night, killing 15 Palestinians including its target, top Hamas leader Salah Shehadeh.

The missile attack also killed Shehadeh’s wife, bodyguard, and daughter and 11 other civilians, including eight children ranging from 2 months to 13 years old. Over 140 people were injured.

The raid came one day after Hamas said it would consider halting suicide attacks on Israelis if Israel withdrew from West Bank cities and took other measures. Now, Hamas has vowed bloody reprisals.

Palestinians are outraged and are organizing massive protests.

Guests:

  • Professor Naseer Aruri, professor emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and author of “Palestinian Refugees: The Right of Return.”
  • Justin Huggler, reporter for the Independent newspaper at the funeral procession in Gaza strip.

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