Israeli Airstrike on a House in Gaza City Leaves at Least 7 Palestinians Dead

Muslims take part in Friday prayers at Al-Omari mosque in the mixed Arab-Jewish town of Lod, central Israel, Friday, May 28, 2021, a week after a cease-fire went into effect in the 11-day war between Gaza's Hamas rulers and Israel. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Muslims take part in Friday prayers at Al-Omari mosque in the mixed Arab-Jewish town of Lod, central Israel, Friday, May 28, 2021, a week after a cease-fire went into effect in the 11-day war between Gaza’s Hamas rulers and Israel. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

An unannounced Israeli airstrike early Saturday on a house in the western part of Gaza City leaves seven dead–the highest number in a single hit. Search for missing individuals is still being carried out and the militant group Hamas fears other dead bodies will be recovered.

It is reported by a resident living nearby that Israeli warplanes dropped at least three bombs on the three-story house without warning its residents in advance.

Hamas it is said, retaliated by firing numerous rockets at southern Israel in response to the airstrike.

– BCNN1 Staff