30 Palestinians dead as holiday quiet shattered
Eight children killed when missile hits park in Al-Shati. IDF denies responsibility for strike, blaming Islamic Jihad.
Residents of the Gaza Strip awoke yesterday with the hope that the start of the three-day Id al-Fitr holiday would be a quiet one. But the morning’s relative calm was shattered in the afternoon, and the day ended with 30 Palestinians dead, including 10 people – among them eight children – killed in a park in the Al-Shati refugee camp and others killed at Gaza’s Shifa Hospital.
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