Gaza says Rafah shelling death toll rises to 50

GAZA (Reuters) - The number of Palestinians killed when Israeli forces shelled southern Gaza on Friday has risen to 50, the Gaza health ministry said.

Medhat Abbas, director of the Ministry of Health, said: "Over 50 were killed and 220 wounded in Rafah."

(Reporting by Nidal al-Mughrabi; Editing by Giles Elgood)