Death toll in Gaza reaches 27

February 29, 2008 9:40 AM Ghassan Bannoura Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Palestinian medical sources reported on Thursday evening that Rami Khalifah 25 died of wounds he received during earlier Israeli shelling of Gaza city.

Meanwhile Amjad Al Sakani, 12, was found dead after being shot by the Israeli army in Rafah city in the southern part of the Gaza strip.

On Thursday evening one Palestinian civilian was killed and another four injured when Israeli jet fighters shelled a police station in Gaza city.

Four Palestinian children were killed and one critically injured when Israeli jet fighters shot several missiles at civilians in Jabalia town, located in the northern Gaza Strip on Thursday afternoon.

Medical sources identified the four as, Mohamed Hamudah, 7, Ali Dardonah, 8, Omer Dardonah, 14, and his brother Deib, 11.

Palestinian sources also reported that a separate air raid targeted a civilian vehicle in Beit Hanoun, also in the northern part of the Strip. Medical sources revealed that two civilians were injured in the attack.

These attacks come as part of ongoing Israeli air strikes against the Gaza Strip. A few hours ago, two Palestinians were killed during attacks targeting the northern Gaza Strip. Medical sources identified one of the deceased as Abdullah Al Zwidi, 23, believed to be a member of the Al Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement. Four others were injured in the attacks.

Earlier on Thursday, Palestinian medical sources reported that five Palestinians, among them one child, were killed after Israeli air raids which targeted several areas of the Gaza Strip.

Mohamed Al Bara’y, five months old, was announced dead on Thursday after sustaining wounds on Wednesday evening when Israeli jet fighters bombed the Palestinian Authority offices, and its immediate vicinity, in Gaza City.

One Palestinian civilian was killed and another four were injured when Israeli war planes fired missiles at a group of civilians to the east of Gaza City. Medical sources named the deceased as Jawad Tafish, 23.

Earlier, the Al Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, stated that Israeli jet fighters had attacked a group of its members in Gaza City on Thursday morning; two were killed in the attack. The brigades named the two as Luoai Qanitah and Hamzah Al Haiyah. The Hamas movement said that Hamzah is the son of Hamas movement leader Khalil Al Haiyah.

Meanwhile, the Popular Resistance Committees, a Palestinian resistance group based in the coastal region, stated on Thursday that two of its resistance fighters were killed when Israeli jet fighters shot missiles at a group of its members in Gaza City on Thursday at dawn. The group named the two as Ahmad Al Samari and Amajad Al Amritti.

With the 15 killed today, the death toll in Gaza since Tuesday now stands at 27.

On Wednesday evening, three children were killed when an Israeli missile struck just a few meters away from a playground in the northern part of Gaza City, where many children happened to playing football. 17 other children were also injured in the attack.

Two Palestinian farmers were killed, on Wednesday afternoon, during Israeli shelling of farm land near Gaza City. On Wednesday morning, five resistance fighters, members of the Al-Qassam Brigades, were killed, and three others wounded, in an Israeli air strike.

Late on Tuesday night, an Islamic Jihad fighter was reportedly killed in Israeli fire near the Gaza-Israel border in the Al-Bureij refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip. Another farmer was killed on Tuesday afternoon when Israeli tanks opened fire at him while working his land located near the central Gaza-Israel border.

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