Palestinian medical sources in Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, reported Monday that a Palestinian child died of wounds inflicted when the Israeli army bombarded Beit Lahia, ten days ago.The child was identified as Haitham Ma’rouf, 14; he suffered serious injuries when the Israeli Air Force bombarded a residential area in the north of Beit Lahia.

He remained at the Intensive Care Unit at the Al Shifa Medical Compound in Gaza City until he succumbed to his injuries.

In its Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 18– 24 Aug. 2011, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights found that Israeli forces killed 17 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. 5 of the victims are civilians, including two children and a physician.

During the same week, Israeli warplanes launched 41 air strikes against targets in the Gaza Strip, killing 17 Palestinians, including 5 civilians (two children, a physician, a worker and a farmer), in the Gaza Strip. They also wounded 20 Palestinians, including 6 children and two women in the Gaza Strip, and 3 others in the West Bank. Additionally, a Palestinian resistance fighter died of a previous wound in the Gaza Strip.