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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday July 30th, 2014.
Israeli attacks leave 129 killed in Gaza, meanwhile clashes between youth and Israeli troops continue in the West Bank. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
At least 129 Palestinians have been killed on Wednesday, and 400 wounded as Israeli war on Gaza entered its 24th day. Among the dead are 17 people who were killed in an airstrike on a market in Shuja’eyya.
On Wednesday morning, 15 civilians were killed and dozens injured when an Israeli air attack targeted a school in in northern Gaza. The school was serving as a shelter by families whose homes have been destroyed by Israeli attacks.
Throughout the day, on Wednesday, casualties have been pouring into hospitals in every part of Gaza, as medical facilities have had to turn to backup generators for power after Israel bombed the main power station on Tuesday.
According to the Palestinian health ministry, the Israeli army areal, sea, and ground bombardment of Gaza, which started on July 8th, has left more than 1361 civilians killed and at least 7600 injured
On the political level, UNRWA Commissioner General Pierre Krahenbuhl Israeli Shelling of Schools is a Violation of International Law.
In the meantime the Latin American country of Bolivia has renounced a visa exemption agreement with Israel in protest over its military offensive in Gaza, declaring it a terrorist state.
Elsewhere, Clashes continue to erupt across East Jerusalem and the West Bank, as thousands of Palestinians renew solidarity demonstrations with besieged Gaza, and Israeli forces continue to violently suppress protests across the region.
Moreover, seven Palestinians, including three minors, were abducted by Israeli forces from the Hebron and Bethlehem districts on Wednesday, during invasions and homes searches, according to reports by local sources.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday July 30th, 2014 news round-up from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. For more news and updates please visit our websiteatwww.imemc.org. Today’s report has been brought to you by George Rishmawi and me Ghassan Bannoura.