Wed, January 14, 2009
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Medical official: Death toll in Gaza exceeds 1,000

2009-01-14 16:45:04 GMT2009-01-15 00:45:04 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

GAZA, Jan. 14 (Xinhua) -- A senior medical official said on Wednesday that 1,010 Palestinians were killed and 4,600 others wounded since Israel launched air and ground offensive on the Gaza Strip.

Gaza emergency chief Mo'aweya Hassanein told reporters that so far 1,010 Palestinians have been killed, and 4,600 wounded, adding that around half of them civilians.

Hassanein said 26 Palestinians were killed on Wednesday in a series of air and ground strikes on buildings and houses all over the Gaza Strip, mainly on eastern Gaza City and northern Gaza Strip.

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