GAZA, July 14 (Xinhua) -- Three Palestinians were killed and 10 others injured in Israeli fresh airstrikes on the Gaza Strip on Monday, the seventh day since Israel launched a large-scale offensive on the coastal enclave, medics said.
Ashraf al-Qedra, spokesman of the Hamas-run Health Ministry in Gaza, said two Palestinians, 37 and 17, were killed and three others injured in two airstrikes on the southern Gaza Strip town of Khan Younis.
Meanwhile, a Palestinian young man died due to the wounds he sustained in an airstrike earlier in the day, al-Qedra said, adding that seven other children were injured in two other separate airstrikes on the houses in Gaza city.
Since Israeli "Operation Protective Edge" on the Gaza started early Tuesday, 178 Palestinians, including 35 children and 24 women, were killed and 1,290 others injured, the spokesman said.
Earlier in the day, the Hamas-run Interior Ministry warned the Palestinian residents in northern Gaza to stay in their homes and neighborhoods and not to leave after Israel warned that it will intensify its offensive.
The ministry added in a statement that around 256 houses were destroyed since the beginning of Israeli operation on the Gaza Strip.