Palestinian medical sources reported on Thursday evening that two residents were killed when the Israeli Air Force fired a missile at their motorcycle, north of Gaza City. The assassination raises the number of Palestinians killed on Thursday to 8, while a total of 11 were killed in two days. Adham Abu Salmiyya, spokesperson of the Medical and Emergency Services in Gaza, stated that the two were identified as Salim Khalid Al Arabeed, and Ala’ Hamdan. The two are members of the Al Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad.
The lasts assassination raises the number of Palestinians killed since early dawn hours on Thursday to eight, in addition to three who were killed by the army on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, the Al Quds Brigades claimed responsibility for firing a Grad missile into Ofakim settlement, and three 107mm missiles into Megan and Nirim, in addition to one mortar shell into Erez terminal.
Furthermore, the Abu Ali Mustafa Brigades, the armed wing of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) claimed responsibility for firing a missile into Asqalan (Ashkelon) on Thursday evening.
Israeli sources reported on Thursday evening that seven missiles were fired into Asqalan, Eshkol, Shear Hangev, and the Western Negev area; no injuries were reported.
Also the Ayman Jouda Brigades, of the Al Aqsa Brigades, claimed responsibility for firing a 60mm shell at a group of Israeli soldiers who gathered east of Khan Younis district, in the southern part of the Gaza strip.
Following is a list of Palestinians killed by the Israeli army in the Gaza Strip in the last 48 hours:
1. Ismail Al Asmar, 34.
2. Ismail Ammoum, 65.
3. Atiyya Maqat.
4. Salama Al Masry, 17.
5. Ala’ Adnan Al Jakhbeer, 22.
6. Emad Abu Harb.
7. Jamal Abu Harb.
8. Mahmoud As-Sbakhy.
9. Mohammad Tafesh.
10. Salim Al Arabeed.
11. Ala’ Abu El-Kheir.
7 Killed and over 30 injured in Israeli Airstrikes on Gaza Strip
Thu, 25 Aug 2011 06:14:35
Palestinian medical sources said that four Palestinians have been killed and more than five wounded in addition airstrikes that targeted tunnels in the southern part of the Gaza Strip Thursday morning.
The death toll stands at 7 and more than 30 wounded during the past 24 hours as a result of the airstrikes, which brings the number of death in the past week in the coastal region alone to 22.
Three Killed, 25 Injured, In A Number Of Air Strikes Targeting Gaza
Thu, 25 Aug 2011 06:14:35
Palestinian medical sources in the Gaza Strip reported that three residents were killed, and more than 25 were injured, as the Israeli Air Force bombarded several areas, including a sports center, on Wednesday at night and on Thursday at dawn; a total of five residents were killed, and dozens were wounded in less than 24 hours. 18 residents, including children, were killed since in one week.
The sources stated that resident Hisham Adnan Abu Harb, and another unidentified resident, were killed when the army bombarded a tunnel in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip; three residents went missing.
Also, resident Salama Al Masry was killed, while 20 residents, including 7 children and 4 women, were injured when the army bombarded a sports center in Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip; some of the wounded are in critical conditions.
The sports center was crowded as a sports event was being held when the army bombarded it; medical teams are searching among the rubble to trying to locate and save additional potential casualties.
On Wednesday at night, the Israeli Air Force assassinated a fighter of the Al Quds Brigades, of the Islamic Jihad, in Sheikh Radwan neighborhood, in central Gaza. The fighter was identified as Atiyya Maqat.
On Wednesday evening, medics located the remains of a 65-year-old resident, under the rubble of a shelled building east of the Al Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza. Medical sources reported that the body of Ismail Amom, 65, was severely mutilated.
Meanwhile, the Al Quds Brigades claimed responsibility for firing five Grad missiles into Asqalan (Ashkelon) and Eshkol. The Brigades said the shelling come in retaliation to the ongoing Israeli escalation and the assassinated of its fighters.
Israel sources reported that two Grad missiles were fired on Wednesday evening into southern Asqalan and near Ofakim; Israel claimed the shells landed in open areas.
Several shells were also fired at areas in the Eshkol Regional Council in the Negev. No injuries were reported while residents of Shear Hanegev and Eshkol were asked to head to the shelters.
On Sunday, and after Palestinian factions declared truce, Israel killed three Palestinians in Gaza and wounded four others.
Palestinian medical sources in the Gaza Strip reported that a total of eighteen Palestinians, including children, were killed and dozens were injured, in ongoing Israeli attacks since last Thursday.