Renewed Israeli airstrikes have injured dozens of Palestinians, including three children, on Tuesday, in the Gaza Strip, and killed at least three more, according to the Ministry of Health. Ashraf al-Qidra, of the Ministry, said that two children were moderately wounded in an Israeli airstrike on the al-Matar area, east of Rafah. Another three were injured in northern Gaza.
Ma’an reported that three Palestinians were injured in central Gaza, while 10 more were injured in airstrikes north of Gaza City.
Over 30 sites in the Strip were targeted by Israeli forces, Tuesday evening, including agricultural lands in Beit Lahiya, al-Zaytoun, al-Maghazi, Deir al-Balah, Al-Qarara, Khuza, eastern Rafah and eastern Shujaiyya.
Nine days of temproary ceasefire have now come to an untimely end, as Israeli officials claim that three rockets struck southern Israel from Gaza, just hours before the truce’s midnight expiration.
Neither confirmation of Israel’s story or claims of responsibility have come from Palestinian resistance, as with the previous resumptions of the conflict.
See: 08/08/14 Truce Ends, Rockets Fired at Israel
‘We don’t have any information about firing rockets from Gaza. The Israeli raids are intended to sabotage the negotiations in Cairo,’ Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri told AFP.
The last time Israeli airstrikes resumed at the end of a ceasefire, the Israeli military made similar allegations of Gaza rocket attacks, with no responsibility being claimed from opposing factions. Rather, Israeli claims were denied form the start.
The alleged rocket fire from Gaza reportedly fell near Beersheba, southern Israel, according to the Palestinian News Network (PNN).
Updated from 22:52:58 —
Three Palestinians have been killed in an Israeli bombardment of northern Gaza. Two were killed in an earlier bombardment of the same area. Three of the five wounded are children. (Gaza Ministry of Health)
Resident Omar Mohammad Jarghoun, died at the Gaza European Hospital in Khan Younis, southern Gaza, of wounds suffered 2 weeks previously,
At least 10 Palestinians were injured in a shelling, by Israelis, of the Sheikh Radwan neighborhood in Gaza City.
The Ministry of Health in Gaza says that an as of yet unidentified girl child was also killed in the Sheikh Radwan shelling. At least 15 were injured.
WAFA Palestinian News & Info Agency has additionally reported that three Palestinians were injured in an Israeli shelling of Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.
The three include a woman and an infant, while 45 total have been injured, mostly children and women. They were moved to the Shifa Medical center, with four of the wounded having suffered serious injuries.
Ma’an additionally reports that Abdullah Abed-Rabbo, age 20, died at a Turkish Hospital of wounds suffered previously during the Israeli bombardment on Gaza.
Two children have also been injured in an Israeli bombardment of the ‘Airport Area’ east of Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.
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