Gaza deaths rise to 49

GAZA: Palestinian mourners held a funeral for a fighter who succumbed to wounds suffered during an attack by Israel on the besieged territory of Gaza last weekend.
His death brought the total number of Palestinians killed during the three-day assault to 49, including 17 children, Gaza’s Health Ministry said Friday.
The body of Anas Inshasi, 22, was wrapped in the black-and-white flag of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad. Mourners said he was wounded by an Israeli air sraid while firing mortar rounds towards Israel. Israel launched a wave of air raids last Friday after detaining an Islamic Jihad leader in the occupied West Bank earlier that week. –Agencies