Injured Palestinians were rushed to Al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City on Saturday, as Israel widened its range of Gaza bombings and announced it would hit northern Gaza "with great force" to prevent rocket attacks from there on Israel. (July 12)
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Gaza City, Gaza - July 12, 2014
1. Ambulance arriving at Al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City, hospital staff carrying injured person on stretcher out of ambulance and pumping his chest, another injured man on stretched being rushed to hospital, another ambulance arriving
2. Hospital staff opening ambulance back door
3. Various of ambulances arriving at hospital
4. Injured man being carried by police and staff
Injured Palestinians were rushed to Al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City on Saturday, as Israel widened its range of Gaza bombings and announced it would hit
northern Gaza "with great force" to prevent rocket attacks from there on Israel.
On Saturday evening, an Israeli warplane flattened the home of Gaza's police chief and damaged a nearby mosque as evening prayers ended, killing at least 18 people and wounding 50, officials said.
Worshippers were leaving a nearby mosque after evening prayers at the time of the strike and some people are believed to be trapped under the rubble.
One of the Israeli strikes hit a centre for the disabled where Palestinians said two patients were killed and four people seriously hurt.
Gaza's Interior Ministry urged residents in northern Gaza area to ignore Israeli warnings to evacuate and to stay in their homes, saying the announcement was "psychological warfare" and an attempt to create confusion.
In New York, the UN Security Council called unanimously for a cease-fire, while Britain's foreign minister said he will discuss cease-fire efforts with his US, French and German counterparts on Sunday.
So far, neither Israel nor Gaza's Hamas rulers have signalled willingness to stop.
More than 156 Palestinians have been killed in five days of bombardment, with over 920 wounded, according to a Palestinian health official.
A handful of Israelis have been wounded by rockets that slipped through Israel's "Iron Dome," a US-funded, Israel-developed rocket defence system.