GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (November 18, 2012)--At least 11 civilians were killed when an Israeli missile flattened a two-story house in a residential neighborhood of Gaza City, medical officials in Gaza said.
Frantic rescuers pulled the children's bodies from the rubble, including a toddler, as survivors and bystanders screamed in grief.
Later, the four children were laid out in the morgue of Gaza City's Shifa Hospital.
The Israeli military said the target of the attack was a top rocket mastermind of the Islamic Jihad militant group.
Israel targeted the homes of more than a dozen suspected militants Sunday.
Gaza officials say 66 people have now been killed in Israel's Gaza offensive, including 32 civilians.