A Palestinian man sits looking at his damaged property following Israeli air strikes on the southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah on November 18, 2012. Israeli war planes hit a Gaza City media centre and homes in northern Gaza in the early morning, as the death toll mounted, despite suggestions from Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi that there could be a 'ceasefire soon.' AFP PHOTO/ SAID KHATIB (Photo credit should read SAID KHATIB/AFP/Getty Images)
The strike flattened the two-story building of the Daloo family.
Gaza health official Ashraf al-Kidra says four women and four small children are among the dead.
Frantic rescuers pulled the children's bodies from the rubble, including a toddler, as survivors and bystanders screamed in grief. Later, the four children were laid out in the morgue of Gaza City's Shifa Hospital.
It was not immediately clear what the target of the airstrike was.
Al-Kidra says the deaths brought to 66 the number of Palestinians killed in Israel's Gaza offensive, including 32 civilians.
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