Palestinian medical sources in the Gaza Strip has reported that 24 Palestinians, including children and family members, have been killed Tuesday in the ongoing Israeli war on the Palestinian people in the besieged coastal region. More than 200 Palestinians, including children, women and elderly, have been injured in the Israeli assaults, with many of the life threatening.
The sources said that the army bombarded a home, in Beit Hanoun, belonging to Hafeth Hamad, a leader of the al-Quds Brigades of the Islamic Jihad, killing him and five members of his family.
Dr. Ashraf al-Qodra, spokesperson of the Minister of Health in Gaza said the slain Palestinians have been identified as Hafeth Mohammad Hamad, 30, Ibrahim Mohammad Hamad, 26, Mahdi Mohammad Hamad, 46, Fawziyya Khalil Hamad, 62, Donia Mahdi Hamad, 16, and Suha Hamad, 25.
Earlier in the day, resident Abdul-Hadi Soufi, 24, was killed by a missile fired by the Israeli air force in Shweika area, in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. One Palestinian has been seriously injured.
Missiles also struck near the Gaza-European Hospital, causing dozens of injuries and damage to the hospital.
A home belonging of a leader of the al-Qassam Brigades of Hamas, and a security center, have also been struck by Israeli missiles in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the coastal region.
A home belonging to the Abu Mansour family was struck by an Israeli missile in Rafah, and as-Sinwar family in Khan Younis.
Another home, belonging to Raed al-‘Attar was also struck by a missile in Rafah, in southern Gaza.
The army also bombarded a post for the Palestinian Naval Police near the Gaza Port, causing significant property damage but no injuries.
Two Palestinians have been injured, one seriously, when an Israeli missile struck a home belonging to the ‘Aqel family, in the Nusseirat refugee camp, in central Gaza.
The Israeli aggression and war on Gaza’s people have led to the death of 24 Palestinians, while more than 152 Palestinians have been injured in 24 hours.
Palestinian resistance groups in Gaza vowed fierce retaliation and fired dozens of shells into different Israeli areas.
List of the slain Palestinians, Tuesday:
1. Mohammad Sha’ban, 24, Gaza.
2. Amjad Sha’ban, 30, Gaza.
3. Khader al-Basheeleqety, 45, Gaza.
4. Rashad Yassin, 27, Nusseirat.
5. Mohammad Ayman ‘Ashour, 15, Khan Younis.
6. Riyadh Mohammad Kaware’, 50, Khan Younis.
7. Bakr Mohammad Joudeh, 50, Khan Younis.
8. Ammar Mohammad Joudeh, 26, Khan Younis.
9. Hussein Yousef Kaware’, 13, Khan Younis.
10. Bassem Salem Kaware’, 10, Khan Younis.
11. Mohammad Ibrahim Kaware’, 50, Khan Younis.
12. Mohammad Habib, 22, Gaza.
13. Mousa Habib, 16, Gaza.
14. Saqr ‘Aayesh al-‘Ajjoury, 22, Jabalia.
15. Ahmad Nael Mahdi, 16, Gaza.
16. Hafeth Mohammad Hamad, 26, Beit Hanoun.
17. Ibrahim Mohammad Hamad, 26, Beit Hanoun.
18. Mahdi Mohammad Hamad, 46, Beit Hanoun.
19. Fawziyya Khalil Hamad, 62, Beit Hanoun.
20. Donia Mahdi Hamad, 16, Beit Hanoun.
21. Soha Hamad, 25, Beit Hanoun.
22. Suleiman Salam Abu Sawaween, 22, Khan Younis.
23. Siraj Eyad Abdul-‘Aal, 8, Khan Younis.
24. Abdul-Hadi Soufi, 24, Rafah.
Israeli airstrikes in northern Gaza have killed six
Death Toll now 17 as Israel Targets Gaza
5 killed seaside, sirens sound in Jerusalem
Chris Carlson – Wed, 09 Jul 2014 01:13:19
Palestinians, this evening, now bringing the total deaths to 17, throughout Israel’s latest string of assaults on the Strip. Sirens have been reported to sound in Jerusalem, following 3 explosions.
Ahmad Moussa Habib, 48, and Ahmad Ahed Habib, 19, were killed in the al-Shujaiyeh neighborhood of Gaza City, Ma’an reports:
In the Sheikh Radwan neighborhood of the city, a child was killed and two others were wounded in an early evening airstrike.
Suleiman Salman Abu al-Sawaween, 30, was killed and another indivdual was critically injured in a strike on al-Qarara, to the north of Khan Younis.
One Fakhri Saleh Ajjouri was also reported dead following a strike near Abraj al-Sheikh Zayed in the northern Gaza Strip.
Earlier, 7 Palestinians were killed and 25 were severely injured in an Israeli airstrike targeting a house in the southern Gaza Strip.
An eight-year-old child named Siraj Iyad al-Abdel later died from injuries sustained in the attack.
‘The Khan Younis massacre… of children is a horrendous war crime, and all Israelis have now become legitimate targets for the resistance,’ Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri reportedly said via Facebook.
Since midnight, resistance fighters in Gaza have fired more than 100 rockets, according to an Israeli army spokeswoman. Only around 33 of them have actually hit Israeli territory.
Israeli authorities, today, declared its military ready to deploy 40,000 reserve soldiers for a possible assault on Gaza.
Forces have killed a number of armed resistance fighters who came from Gaza by sea, as well, according to Israeli security. Israel has fired on 150 targets inside Gaza, mostly civilian, during Tuesday airstrikes.
Three loud explosions were heard in Jerusalem, shortly after air raid sirens wailed across the city Tuesday night, AFP correspondents said.
Palestine has no armed air force, navy or ground crew to speak of. Israeli officials have claimed that around seventy homemade shells were fired from the Gaza Strip toward southern Israel, so far.
These are crude shells that are little more than tubes with dynamite placed inside, which are fired blindly, without any possibility of aiming them. No injuries or damage have been reported from the shells, so far.
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