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Gaza’s Hamas-run health ministry says Israeli strikes have now killed 230 people, including 65 children, since the latest round of fighting began.

The ministry said among those killed on Wednesday was a disabled man, his pregnant wife and their three-year-old child.

Israel says it takes steps to avoid civilian casualties, including giving warnings to residents ahead of its attacks.

It has also blamed many deaths on rockets misfired by Hamas, and has criticised the militant group for placing military assets in densely populated civilian areas.