Israeli snipers and airstrikes killed eight Palestinians during Friday and Saturday amid a sharp escalation of violence in the days leading up to the Eurovision Song Contest, which Israel hopes to use as a propaganda showcase.
On Saturday evening, the health ministry in Gaza announced the death of 14-month old Saba Mahmoud Abu Arar after an Israeli airstrike hit her family’s home east of Gaza City.
Later that evening, the health ministry announced that the child’s pregnant mother, Filastin Salih Abu Arar, 37, died from injuries in the same attack.
Another child in the home was moderately injured, according to the health ministry.
An Israeli airstrike in northern Gaza killed Muhammad Hilmi Abu Qleiq, 25, Saturday evening.
Some 40 people have been injured in the ongoing Israeli attacks.
Explosions from Israeli airstrikes continued to reverberate through Gaza as night fell on Saturday, with no sign of an end to two days of escalating violence.