Hamas leader’s wife and child reported killed as Gaza war resumes

A boy is treated at al-Shifa hospital in Gaza after Israeli air strikes. Photograph: Xinhua/Landov/Barcroft Media

Israel targets Hamas-affiliated TV station as Hamas claims air strike was attempted assassination of Mohammed Deif

The conflict in Gaza has flared up with renewed rocket fire and air strikes as talks in Cairo aimed at forging a durable ceasefire in the six-week war broke down.

A woman and a two-year-old boy – reported to be the wife and child of Mohammed Deif, Hamas’s military chief, whom Israel has wanted to eliminate for years – died in an air strike on a house in Gaza City on Tuesday evening. A third unidentified person was also killed and at least 15 people injured.

Hamas said the strike was an attempt to assassinate Deif and said Israel had opened a “gateway to hell”.

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