Palestinian medical sources have reported that two Palestinian women and two children have been killed on Wednesday evening, when Israeli soldiers fired missiles into Rafah and Khan Younis, in southern Gaza, and Jabalia, in the northern part of the coastal region. A journalist was killed in central Gaza.The Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) said a woman, identified as Salmiyya al-âArja, 53, was killed and at least eight Palestinians were injured, in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.
Three more Palestinians have been injured when the army bombarded a home in Abasan town, east of Khan Younis.
They were moved to Nasser Hospital in Khan Younis.
Another child, only two years of age, was killed when the army bombarded Jabalia, in northern Gaza.
An Israeli missile, fired into Gaza city, has also wounded three Palestinian medics, medical sources said.
WAFA added that the army also fired missiles into a graveyard, close to the Palestine Square,
In Gaza city. At least twenty Palestinians have been injured in a number of Israeli strikes targeting different parts of the Gaza Strip.
In addition, one woman, identified as Amal and Nariman Abdul-Ghafour, has been killed when an Israeli missile struck her home in the al-Qarara town, in Khan Younis.
A child, identified as Mohammad Arif, 13, was killed in an Israeli bombardment targeting the Shaghaf area, in Gaza city.
Moreover, a journalist identified as Hamed Shehab, was killed when the army fired a missile at a vehicle transporting reporters in the center of Gaza City.
Five Palestinians of the Nawasra family have also been killed, in the al-Maghazi refugee camp.
Medical Aid Palestine has reported that in the past 36 hours, Israel has dropped more than 400 tons of explosives on Gaza-an area the size of the Isle of Wight
Initial reports also indicate that two Palestinian fighters have been killed while trying to infiltrate, via the sea, the Zikim military base and settlement, across the border with Gaza.
On Tuesday, the army said it foiled a similar attempt, and killed four fighters.
Israeli sources said three Israelis have been killed in Keryat Malachi settlement, and five were injured in Haifa, by shells fired from Gaza.
Khaled al-Batsh, a senior political leader of the Islamic Jihad, stated that the al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad, has decided to strike Tel Aviv âbecause Tel Aviv is not more precious than Gaza, Rafah or Beit Lahia, under constant Israeli shelling and bombardmentâ.
Palestinians killed Wednesday (Initial List)
1. Hamed Shihab, Journalist â Gaza.
2. Salmiyya al-âArja, 53, Rafah.
3. Nariman Abdul-Ghafour, Khan Younis.
4. Rafiq al-Kafarna, 30.
5. Nayfa Farajallah, 80.
6. Abdul-Nasser Abu Kweik, 60.
7. Khaled Abu Kweik, 31.
8. Mohammad Arif, 13.
9. Mohammad Malika, 18 months.
10. Amna Malika (Mohammadâs Mother), 27.
11. Hatem Abu Salem.
12. Mohammad Khaled an-Nimra, 22.
13. Sahar Hamdan (al-Masry), 40.
14. Ibrahim al-Masry, 14.
15. Mohammad Khalaf Nawasra, 4.
16. Nidal Khalaf Nawasra, child.
17. Saleh Awad Nawarsa.
18. Salah Awad Nawasra.
19. Mahmoud Nahedh Nawasra.
20. Aisha Najm.
21. Amal Yousef Abdul-Ghafour.
22. Ranim Jouda Abdul-Ghafour.
23. Ibrahim Daoud al-Balâaawy.
24. Abdul-Rahman Jamal az-Zamely.
25. Ibrahim Ahmad âAbdin.
26. Mustafa Abu Murr.
27. Khaled Abu Murr.
28. Mazin Al-Jarba.
29. Marwan Eslayyem.
1. Mohammad Shaâban, 24, Gaza.
2. Amjad Shaâban, 30, Gaza.
3. Khader al-Basheeleqety, 45, Gaza.
4. Rashad Yassin, 27, Nusseirat.
5. Mohammad Ayman âAshour, 15, Khan Younis.
6. Riyadh Mohammad Kawareâ, 50, Khan Younis.
7. Bakr Mohammad Joudeh, 50, Khan Younis.
8. Ammar Mohammad Joudeh, 26, Khan Younis.
9. Hussein Yousef Kawareâ, 13, Khan Younis.
10. Bassem Salem Kawareâ, 10, Khan Younis.
11. Mohammad Ibrahim Kawareâ, 50, Khan Younis.
12. Mohammad Habib, 22, Gaza.
13. Mousa Habib, 16, Gaza.
14. Saqr âAayesh al-âAjjoury, 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-âAal, 8, Khan Younis.
24. Abdul-Hadi Soufi, 24, Rafah.