Following two days of massive Israeli bombardment of all parts of the Gaza Strip resulting in more than 200 Palestinians dead, the early hours of Thursday morning saw 13 additional Palestinians killed, and dozens injured.A Palestinian man was assassinated, and several others have been injured, by an Israeli missile in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. The slain Palestinian has been identified as:
Fadel Nader Almeghari, 27, Rafah
Another Palestinian journalist died, of earlier injuries, at the Shifa Medical Center in Gaza. He has been identified as:
Mohammad Daher, Gaza.
The Israeli Air Force also fired a missile into a home belonging to Sabra family members in the ad-Daraj neighborhood of Gaza City.
Soldiers also fired shells into the al-Maghazi School for Girls, run by the UNRWA, in central Gaza.
13 Palestinians Dead, 15 Wounded By Israeli Air Strikes
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:07:37
The bodies of two Palestinian family members who were killed in an Israeli airstrike in Gaza were brought to the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital:
Suleiman Baraka, 31 and
Aref Baraka, 58
Two civilians were reported to have died from wounds sustained in earlier airstrikes. Both died in Al-Aqsa Martyrâs Hospital in Gaza City. They were identified as:
Ahmed al-Loah, 22 years old and
Baraa’ Yousef, 19.
The four men all died in the Al Aqsa Hospital, which was itself the target of an Israeli air strike on July 21st. 5 people were killed, and 70 were injured in that blast.
In northern Gaza, 15 people wounded in Israeli airstrikes arrived at the Kamal Odwan Hospital for treatment in the pre-dawn hours of Thursday.
In Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, Abu Yousef Hospital received the body of a woman who died in an Israeli airstrike. She was identified as:
Maha Abdul-Nabi Salim Abu Hilal.
In Khan Younis, six Palestinians were killed in an Israeli airstrike, and their bodies taken to the Gaza European Hospital. They were identified as:
Majdi Mohammad Ahmad Fseifis, 34
Hani Abdullah Abu Mustafa, 44.
Naji Abdullah Abu Mustafa, 31
Hanan Yusef Abu T’eima
Mahmoud Fouad an-Najjar
Resident Mohammad Jumaâ an-Najjar, 32, suffered a serious injury.
According to journalist Mohammad Omer, airstrikes early Thursday morning targeted Al Aqsa TV in northern Gaza, which was previously targeted by Israeli airstrikes on Monday.
Airstrikes hit the home of the Sabra family in southern Gaza, the head of the family is a well-known Palestinian doctor.
The al-Maghazi refugee camp has been hit numerous times throughout the night, as has the area around the UN school in Jabalia that was directly targeted by an Israeli airstrike Tuesday.
The continued bombardment of the area around the Jabalia school made it difficult for investigators to enter the area to examine the damage.
They did manage to get in on Thursday morning to conduct a preliminary investigation into the attack, which took place in the pre-dawn hours on Tuesday and killed a number of children in their sleep.