On Thursday night, Israeli navy ships attacked Palestinian fishing boats near the Rafah shore in the southern part of the besieged Gaza Strip.
Eyewitnesses said the navy ships fired dozens of live rounds, gas bombs, and flares at the fishing boats, forcing them to leave without being able to fish to provide for their families in the impoverished coastal region.
The navy also chased the boats to the shore; no reports of casualties or arrests have been reported.
The attacks are part of constant Israeli violations against the Palestinians, especially the fishermen, farmers, shepherds, and workers in the besieged and impoverished Gaza Strip, and resulted in dozens of casualties, including fatalities, in addition to severe property damage and the confiscation of many boats after abducting the fishermen.
In March of 2021, the Palestinian Interior Ministry in Gaza said Israeli mines were responsible for an explosion that led to the death of three fishermen.
On Thursday, the Palestinian Health Ministry said a child died from serious wounds she suffered during Israel’s recent onslaught on the Gaza Strip.
The al-Makassed Hospital in occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank, said the child, Layan Musleh Sha’er, 10, was admitted after being transferred from Gaza, suffering a shrapnel wound to the head, causing significant damage to her brain.
Her death brings the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli missiles and shells during the three-day offensive (August 5, 6, and 7) on Gaza to 48, including one elder, three women, and sixteen children. The number of wounded Palestinians is 360, including 19 elders, 58 women, and 151 children.
On Tuesday, The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza said Ibrahim Shehda Abu Salah, 41, died from serious wounds he suffered last Saturday, during the Israeli bombardment of Beit Hanoun, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.
On Monday, the Health Ministry confirmed that a child died from serious wounds she suffered on August 6th, after the Israeli army bombarded the Um an-Nasr village in Beit Hanoun.
It said the child, Hanin Abu Qayda, 10, was seriously injured when the Israeli army fired missiles at a civilian car, killing her grandmother, Na’ama Mohammad Abu Qayda, 62, and wounding seven family members.
Their deaths bring the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli missiles and shells during the three-day offensive on Gaza (Friday-Saturday-Sunday – August 5, 6 and 7) to 47 Palestinians, including one elder, three women, and fifteen children. The number of wounded Palestinians is 360, including 19 elders, 58 women, and 151 children.
The Palestinian Housing Ministry in Gaza said the Israeli bombing of residential towers and homes in Gaza has led to the destruction of 18 units, in addition to partially damaging 71 units and rendering them unsafe, and 1675 units that sustained partial damage but remained structurally sound.
In the West Bank, medical sources have reported that Israeli soldiers killed a Palestinian child, Mo’men Yassin Jaber, 16, with an expanding bullet and seriously injured another Palestinian, in Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.
On Tuesday dawn, Israeli soldiers killed three Palestinians, Ibrahim Nabulsi, 30, Islam Sbouh, 22, and Hussein Jamal Taha, 16, in Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.