Israeli strikes kill 6 in Gaza; rockets fired from Lebanon

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli airstrikes have killed at least six people overnight across the Gaza Strip and destroyed the home of an extended family. The military said Wednesday it widened its strikes in the Palestinian territory’s south to blunt continuing rocket fire from Hamas, while a separate barrage also came from Lebanon. For the third time since the war began, rockets were launched toward Israel from the north. In southern Gaza, residents surveyed the piles of bricks, concrete and other debris that had once been the home of 40 members of al-Astal family. They said everyone escaped after a warning missile hit the building. Gaza health officials say at least 219 Palestinians have been killed. Twelve people in Israel have died.