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|Israeli rocket 'hits Hamas house' |
(about 11 hours later)
Six Palestinians have been killed in an Israeli air strike in the Gaza Strip, Palestinian security officials say.
The officials said that at least four of the dead were members of the militant group, Hamas.
They added that the men were in a house which was hit by a rocket east of the town of Jabalya.
The Israeli military confirmed that there had been an exchange of fire in the area after a missile was fired at an Israeli bulldozer.
The army said at least one Palestinian gunman had been killed.
Nineteen Palestinians have died in Israeli attacks in Gaza over the past 48 hours.
|The violence is the worst in the area since June, when the Israelis launched an offensive to try to rescue a captured soldier.||The violence is the worst in the area since June, when the Israelis launched an offensive to try to rescue a captured soldier.|