The Israeli army continued its bombardment and shelling of different areas in the densely populated Gaza Strip, killing at least five more Palestinians, and wounding several others.Medical sources said resident Wisam Ala’ Najjar, 17, was killed when one of the missiles fired into Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, struck his home. Family members were injured.
Also, residents Osama Bahjat Rajab, 21, and Mohammad Daoud Hammouda, 23, were killed in Beit Lahia, in northern Gaza.
Resident Saddam Ibrahim Abu Assi, 23, from the eastern area of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, died of serious injuries suffered Monday after the army bombarded dozens of homes.
Another Palestinian, identified as Hamza Daoud Abu ‘Anza, 18, was killed in an earlier Israeli bombardment of Khan Younis; several Palestinians were injured.
In addition, the army bombarded the Balsam Military Hospital In Khan Younis, causing excessive property damage, and several injuries among the patients.
Media sources in Gaza said the army fired missiles into the Algerian Hospital, east of Khan Younis, and that the hospital had to be evacuated due to the intensity of Israeli shelling.
Soldiers also declared Khuza’a area in Khan Younis, a closed military zone, preventing even medics from entering it.
According to data of the Ministry of Health, the Israeli aggression, since July 8, has led to the death of 636 Palestinians, while more than 4040 have been injured.
Among the dead are at least 161 children including infants, 66 women, and 35 elderly.
Among the wounded are at least 1213 children, 698 women, and 161 elderly.