Palestinian Medical sources announced on Thursday that seven Palestinian were killed on Thursday due to the continued Israeli aerial and sea bombardment targeting the Gaza Strip. Death toll in Gaza since Saturday due to Israeli attacks now reached 23. Eight Palestinians among them two children were killed on Wednesday attacks.
Moreover at least 200 civilians were injured by Israeli attacks in the past 24 hours. Among those injured 23 are in critical conditions, 24 children and 18 women, doctors in Gaza reported.
The Ministry of Health in Gaza said that Marwan Abu Al Qumsan, 50, Mohamed Al Abadlah, 2 years old, died on Thursday midday after succumbing to wounds they sustained last night.
Meanwhile other tow residents, Rani Hamad and Khalid Abu Al Nasser, were killed when unmanned drowns fired a missile at a group of residents near a gas station in Beit Lahiya town, northern Gaza Strip.
On Thursday at dawn Three Palestinians were assassinated in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, one of them was a Police lieutenant identified as Habis Masmah, 30. He was killed after the army fired a missile at him while driving his motorcycle near the zoo east of Khan Younis; his body was severely mutilated.
Two fighters of the al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas were killed, and several residents were wounded in the attack; the slain fighters have been identified as Wael Haidar al-Ghalbaan, and Hisham Mohammad al-Ghalbaan.