17 Palestinians killed in Gaza

IRNA – Some 17 Palestinians, including two pregnant women and a baby, were killed and ninety more have been hurt in the Palestinian enclave, Ashraf al Qudra, a Palestinian Health Ministry spokesman,said.

He put the number of injured at 170 in the wake of Israeli jet fighters bombing of Gaza since Saturday.

Zionist regime’s militants laid siege on Gaza 13 years ago and block entrance of food and medicines to it.

Since March 30 last year, Palestinians in the Hamas-run Strip have been demanding the right to return to lands from which their families were violently expelled during the founding of Israel in 1948. Protesters in the weekly rallies are also calling for an end to the blockade.