by Adel Zaanoun Fri Feb 15, 2008
BUREIJ, Gaza Strip (AFP) - Seven Palestinians were killed and at least 50 wounded on Friday night when Israeli warplanes launched a raid on a building in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip, medics and witnesses said.
The Israeli aircraft targeted the home of top Islamic Jihad militant Ayman al-Fayed in the Bureij Palestinian refugee camp south of Gaza City, killing him and two of his children, a boy and a girl, they said.
A woman was among the other four dead, the medics said, adding that the fate of Fayed's wife and three other children was not known.
A military spokeswoman denied Israeli forces had attacked the house.
Around 50 people, including around 20 children, were wounded when the building was hit by a missile, the Palestinian medics added. Most were family members.Apart from Fayed the dead and wounded were all civilians, the medics said.
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