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These civilians died in Israeli raid on their homes in Gaza City

At least 42 Palestinians, including 10 children and 12 women, were killed in an Israeli airstrike that leveled three residential buildings in central Gaza City.
Cracks show on a mural covering the wall of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) headquarters in Gaza City's Rimal neighborhood, following Israeli air raids, Gaza Strip, May 18, 2021.

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — “Oh God, give us peace!” Riham al-Kolak, a 30-year-old Palestinian from the Gaza Strip, wrote in a Facebook post May 15, as successive Israeli raids pounded Gaza.

A few hours later, Riham was killed while sleeping in her family’s home. Israeli raids had targeted three adjacent residential buildings on Al-Wehda Street in central Gaza City at dawn on May 16, leading to the killing of 42 Palestinians in one of the deadliest attacks since the start of the ongoing Israeli military aggression on Gaza on May 10.

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