Ismail Haniyya, head of the Palestinian government in the Gaza Strip, demanded the Security Council to take serious and fast measures to ensure the protection of the Palestinian people suffering from ongoing Israeli attacks. In a brief statement to the media on Tuesday evening, Haniyya said that “the Security Council did not hesitate in making and implementing decision to protect the Libyan people, and must act to protect the Palestinians”.
He also called on activating and implementing the Goldstone report on Israel’s war on Gaza two years ago, and called on the people in the Arab world, engaged in revolutions against their oppressive regimes, to regard the Palestinian cause as a high priority.
The Hamas leader also urged the new leadership in Egypt to open the Rafah Border Terminal and enable the transfer of construction materials, medical equipment, medications and supplies, and all needed essential supplies into the Gaza strip.
Nine Palestinians, including three children, were killed on Tuesday as the Israeli army bombarded several areas in the Gaza Strip; dozens of residents, including children, women and elderly were injured.
Adham Abu Slamiyya, spokesperson of the Medical Services in Gaza, identified four of the slain residents as Mohammad Jihad al-Hilo, 11, Yasser Aahed al-Hilo, 16, Yasser Hamed al-Hilo, 50, and Mohammad Saber Harara, 20.
Four fighters, members of the Quds Briagdes, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad, were killed in Al Zeitoun neighborhood, in Gaza City, in an Israeli military attack that was carried out on Wednesday evening.
The the Brigades identified the fighters as Adham Fayiz al-Harazeen, Mohammad Akram Aabed, Saadi Mahmoud Hallas, and Mohammad Atiyya al-Harazeen.
The Brigades added that another fighter was seriously wounded when Israeli drones fired missiles at fighters in the eastern areas of Gaza city.
The fighter’s left leg was severed due to the blast and was moved to the intensive care unit. Israeli military sources claimed that the targeted fighters were preparing to launch a Grad missile into southern Israel.
At least 38 Palestinians, including six women and fifteen children, were injured in a number of Israeli attacks targeting the Gaza Strip in the last three days.
Several children were wounded when the Israeli Air Force fired a missile at children playing football in their neighborhood in Gaza City.
The army also fired another missile that hit a home in the neighborhood leading to more injuries; all of the wounded were moved to the Al Shifa Hospital in Gaza.