Medics care for a bloody baby that was miraculously pulled from the rubble after an Israeli air strike that killed ten members of his family in Gaza City.
The five-month-old boy, who was reportedly found next to his mother’s body, was the only survivor of the robbery.
It was the deadliest strike since Israel’s fight against the militant Hamas rulers in Gaza on Monday.
Two women and eight children in the extended family died when a three-story house in the city’s Shati refugee camp was hit early Saturday.
The sad Mohammed Hadidi said his wife and five children went to celebrate the religious holiday of Eid with relatives.
The mother and three teenagers, six to 14, were killed. Another child aged 11 is missing.
It is known that only the couple’s young son, Omar, survived.
The bombing came as a crowd of protesters marched into the Israeli embassy in London for a pro-Palestinian rally.
According to organizers, 150,000 people took part in the demonstration in which the British government called for “immediate action” to end the “brutal” violence against the Palestinian people.
Red, green and black smoke filled the air as demonstrators climbed lampposts, bus stops and balconies on Kensington High Street.
Some tried to scale the scaffolding as the hum of helicopters rivaled chants of “Free, Free Palestine”.
London doctor Ghaida Ramadan, 26, said: “I have a family in Gaza. We feel completely helpless here. In this way we can show our support. “
Dr. Ramadan said that when she spoke to her extended family on the phone, “you could hear them screaming and bombs in the background”.
Organizers set up a stage where speakers, including former Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn, spoke to crowds while dozens of police officers lined the nearby streets.
Protesters burned Israeli flags, including one in front of a police line guarding a street near the embassy.
Another demo is planned for next weekend. The organizers hope that 500,000 people will take part.
The death toll in Gaza this week is now over 130, including 39 children and 22 women. Nine people were killed on the Israeli side.
Israeli air strikes also destroyed a high-rise building in the Gaza Strip that housed foreign media outlets such as the Associated Press and Al-Jazeera, as well as offices and apartments.
The raid took place an hour after the Israeli army ordered the evacuation. The building contained “Hamas military intelligence services”.
The mother of three Rana Abdallah, 38, who works for a Christian Aid partner group, told about her family’s terror of being besieged last night.
“This is the fourth offensive for me since I lived in Gaza in 2000 and it is by far the worst,” she said.
“Nowhere and nobody is safe. We haven’t left home since Monday. Our food will likely only last four or five days, and then we’ll have to take the risk of going out.
“We felt big explosions shaking the house and we are all scared.
“A friend said she slept in the same room with her four children. If they are hit, they will all die together. Perhaps it would be best to do the same.”
But north of Gaza in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv, an extraordinary gesture by two women showed that there is hope that Arabs and Israelis will live in harmony.
In an “embrace of peace”, the Jewish mother Miriam Peretz, who lost two of her six sons while serving in the Israeli army in conflicts with her Arab neighbors, wrapped her arms around the Arab-Israeli nurse Lena Ahmad.
Lena works at Sheba Medical Center, the largest hospital in the country, where Israelis and Palestinians work together to treat patients from both sides of the conflict.
Miriam, 67, whose late husband died of an illness she believes was caused by a broken heart, stands as moderate in next month’s presidential election.
She said, “The work that is being done in this hospital treating Jews and Arabs shows that we can live together in peace.”
Diplomatic efforts to secure a ceasefire have not shown any signs that hostilities have stopped.
The UN Security Council should hold a meeting on Sunday to discuss the crisis.