Palestinian medical workers remove the body of a child found east of the Rafah refugee camp, in southern Gaza Strip, yesterday. Israel was observing a temporary unilateral truce in most of the Gaza Strip amid world outrage over a deadly strike on a UN school in the besieged Palestinian territory. Photo:AFP
A child was killed and 30 people wounded in a strike on a refugee camp in Gaza City yesterday just minutes into an Israeli-declared truce, medics said.
Witnesses and several AFP correspondents based at a nearby hotel, reported hearing the whistle of a missile fired from an F16 warplane before it crashed into a three-story house wedged between two tall buildings inside the beachfront Shati refugee camp.
The strike killed an eight-year-old girl, emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra told AFP.
An AFP correspondent said the strike hit at 0706 GMT - just six minutes into the ceasefire.
The Israeli army said it was looking into the incident, but gave no further comment.
The strike cause the house to pancake, leaving only a very narrow gap for rescuers to get inside, some of whom were bloodying themselves in the effort, said Ayman Mahmud, who lives in the neighbourhood.