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News, July 2014
1,713 Palestinians Killed, More than 9,080 Injured, Including 50 Killed and Scores Injured By Israeli Air-Land Attacks on Gaza Strip, as of August 3, 2014
50 civilians, refugee children massacred in swelling Israeli genocides in Gaza
[ 03/08/2014 - 10:54 AM ]
At least 50 Palestinian civilians were killed while dozens have been left severely wounded in a round of renewed Israeli strikes targeting civilian homes and refugee communities in the besieged Gaza Strip at dawn Sunday.
Nine civilians, including children, were killed in a barrage of Israeli mortar shells that rocked al-Ghoul’s family home in Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip. 20 more civilians sustained severe injuries in the process.
Another Israeli strike on Khattab family home in Dair El-Balah, in central Gaza, took away the lives of four Palestinian civilians and injured some 20 others.
Five members of Abu al-Kamsan family in Jabaliya, north of the Gaza Strip, were killed while seven other members were injured following a new wave of raids targeting their family home.
Other attacks unleashed by the Israeli Fighting Falcons on civilian homes led to severe injuries among five members of Abu al-Naja’s family and the demolition of Abu Dalel’s home.
Israeli rocket fire targeting Abu Jazar’s home in Rafah claimed the lives of four civilians and wounded 10 others.
Two members of Al-Shaer family were killed while nine others sustained wounds as a wave of Israeli shells hit their home in Rafah.
Kutati family had six of their relatives injured. Three other casualties were documented among Abu Jazar family as Israeli mortars rocked their homes in Rafah.
By-standers at the scene said rescue crews recovered dozens of dead bodies from beneath the Gaza ruins while scores of other casualties have been covered under their home debris.
An Israeli raid on civilian communities north of Gaza murdered two Palestinians and wounded several others, a PIC correspondent further reported.
A drove of Israeli warplanes blasted al-Zaytoun Martyrs Mosque in al-Zaytoun neighborhood, east of Gaza, razing it completely to the ground.
Israeli bloodbaths continue in the Gaza Strip as 10 more civilians were killed while 50 were injured in a strike on UNRWA schools, a shelter for hundreds of refugee schoolchildren, Health Ministry spokesperson Ashraf al-Qudra reported as he denounced such escalation of Israeli genocides against refugee families and called on the UN to immediately step in so as to save the lives of some 250 Palestinian refugees.
A news spate of Israeli mortar shells targeting a Palestinian crowd left seven civilians dead.
The Rafah death toll has been brought to 38 after three Palestinians were killed in an Israeli raid on Okel’s family home, north of the city.
Three members of al-Sharafi family, two members of Jabara, four members of al-Khatat, and two members of al-Atar were all-mass-murdered in a series of brutal raids that struck their homes in Jabaliya, Rafah, and Deir al-Balah.
The PIC correspondent said the Israeli occupation army has been unleashing fire on rescue and civil defense crews who rushed to the targeted spots to evacuate the casualties.
At least eight more civilians have been reported dead in the ongoing offensive targeting Gaza civilian homes in blood-spattered Gaza.
Another UN school hit by Israeli terrorist air strikes, this time in Rafah
An airstrike by Israeli terrorist forces on Sunday morning targeted a United Nations school where Palestinian civilians has sought refuge, killing 10 and wounding 30 more, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health.
The victims, many of them children, were taken to the Kuwaiti
hospital in Rafah, which was already filled well beyond capacity with
the hundreds of people wounded by Israeli attacks in Rafah that began
Friday with the bombing of a crowded market during what was supposed to
be a humanitarian ceasefire.
Gaza casualties stocked up in vegetable refrigerators as death toll tops 1650
[ 02/08/2014 - 03:13 PM ]
Dozens of Palestinians were killed while scores have been left wounded in a renewed Israeli raid on central and southern Gaza. Several dead bodies have been recovered from beneath the ruins, bringing death toll of Gaza civilians killed Saturday to 50.
An on-the-spot observer told Quds Press two Palestinians were killed as the Israeli drone jets unleashed rockets on Palestinian communities in Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip.
Three more citizens were killed while another was left severely wounded in an Israeli strike on Palestinian civilian homes east of al-Maghazi refugee camp.
Palestinian medics said seven civilian bodies were recovered from beneath the ruins of al-Tanour and Al-Jnina neighborhoods east of Gaza.
The Israeli fighting jets reduced three Palestinian homes to rubble north of the Gaza Strip.
In a related context, Palestinian medics said the number of casualties killed in the Israeli genocide in Rafah Friday afternoon topped 70 so far. 300 civilians sustained severe wounds in the process while some 270 civilian homes were destroyed moments before the U.S. and U.N-brokered ceasefire was announced Friday morning.
The central market and the Rafah crossing were targeted with Israeli mortars, leading to an unparalleled state of panic among the Palestinian passengers trapped at the crossing, the sources added.
Death toll of Gaza civilians has hit 1660 so far; all mass-murdered in the wave of Israeli genocides stepped up for the past 26 days running.
A state of grim sadness has overwhelmed bleeding Rafah streets, where bodies have been lying beneath the piles of ruins into which Palestinian homes and institutions have been turned in the wake of the Israeli raids.
Medics said they were forced to store dozens of bodies in vegetable refrigerators.
The death toll of the Israeli offensive on Rafah over the past few days has gone up to 101 while some 400 civilians sustained severe injuries following a barrage of Israeli canon shells
Gaza hospitals have been overcrowded with slain bodies and injured civilians. Abu Youssef al-Najar hospital in Rafah was evacuated after being hit with rounds of Israeli mortars.
“This is the most notorious of genocides ever committed. There are no hospitals to treat our casualties. We’ve been storing the bodies of our murdered offspring in vegetable refrigerators,” Palestinian citizen Amjad Abu Atiya, stuck at the ruins, said.
“This is a war crime,” Atiya added calling on the international concerned parties to immediately step in so as to ensure the access of Gaza rescue crews to the casualties.
Eyewitnesses in Khuzaa said 25 dead bodies were recovered from under the ruins early Friday morning.
Hamas: Israel commits war crimes in Gaza
[ 03/08/2014 - 10:09 AM ]
Hamas Movement on Saturday accused the Israeli occupation of committing war crimes after denying injured people treatment in hospitals.
Spokesman for the Movement Sami Abu Zuhri strongly condemned Red Cross’s failure to fulfill its role and to uphold its responsibility to evacuate and transfer injured people for treatment.
Meanwhile, local sources revealed that Israeli occupation forces have executed a large number of civilians in Rafah southern Gaza Strip.
Eyewitnesses told Quds Press that IOF soldiers shot and killed all citizens who remained alive in their homes east of Rafah amid heavy shelling and airstrikes.
Medical sources confirmed that the pulled bodies were for people shot in their heads and not killed during shelling.
Israel launched on July 7 a military offensive against the people of Gaza, which resulted in the killing of more than 1700 people so far almost half of them children and women.
19 Medics Killed, 17 Hospitals Bombed by Israeli Terrorist Forces Since July 8th
Since the Israeli military began its assault on the Gaza Strip on
July 8th, Israeli terrorist forces have repeatedly targeted medics and
medical centers who have been working feverishly to treat the over 9,000
people who have been wounded.
As the Israeli Terrorist Offensive Continues, More Palestinians Killed In Gaza
As the Israeli terrorist offensive on the Gaza Strip and its civilian population continues for the 28th consecutive day, Israeli missiles and shells have killed several Palestinians, Sunday, while dozens have been injured.
Eyewitnesses said the Israeli terrorist army continued to bombard
homes and civilian facilities, including hospitals, clinics, and even
ambulances, medics and reporters in different parts of the besieged Gaza
Israeli Soldiers Destroy Gaza Mosque, Dedicate Explosion to Dead
UNICEF: 300 children killed during Gaza aggression
[ 03/08/2014 - 10:01 AM ]
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said that at least 296 Palestinian children and adolescents have been killed since Israel launched its aggression on Gaza on July 8.
"Children make up for 30 percent of the civilian casualties," UNICEF added, saying that the toll was based on deaths which it was able to verify and was likely to rise.
"The number of child casualties during the last 48 hours may rise as a number of incidents are pending verification," it said in a statement.
The toll breaks down to 187 boys and 109 girls, with at least 203 of them under the age of 12, according to the statement.
More than 1,650 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have been killed since Israel launched its aggression last month. Most of those killed have been civilians, and more than 8,900 have been wounded.
The missing Israeli officer declared dead in Rafah
[ 03/08/2014 - 10:00 AM ]
An Israeli officer missing in Gaza was likely killed during the military ground operation in Gaza, Israeli military sources declared late Saturday.
Israeli spokesman Ofir Gendelman confirmed in his official Twitter account that the Israeli official Hadar Goldin who went missing on Friday, was killed during clashes in Rafah.
Israeli war minister Moshe Ya'alon arrived at Goldin family's house to deliver the news, saying that he was posthumously promoted to 1st lieutenant.
The Chief Military Rabbi Orna Barbivai said that there were enough pathological findings at the scene to declare Hadar's death.
Ya'alon was accompanied by the head of the Israeli army Human Resources Branch along with the Chief Military Rabbi Orna Barbivai to deliver the news.
For its part, Hamas's armed wing Qassam Brigades said that it had lost contact with a group of its fighters in the area. "We believe all members of this group have been killed in an Israeli strike, including the missing Israeli officer."
July the bloodiest month in Palestinian modern history
[ 03/08/2014 - 10:26 AM ]
The month of July (2014) has been dubbed the “bloodiest in the modern Palestinian history” as a flurry of Israeli genocides took away the lives of at least 1449 citizens in the besieged Gaza Strip and some 18 others in the West Bank, a Palestinian human rights survey revealed Saturday.
Al-Ahrar Center for Human Rights said in its monthly report: “These are, by all standards, real carnages perpetrated by the Israeli occupation against Palestinian children, women and elderly people with no respect, whatsoever, for the international and humanitarian laws.”
Al-Ahrar statement documented the mass-murder of 1149 civilians in the ongoing Israeli offensive on besieged Gaza Strip, 10 among whom were slaughtered one day before the offensive was launched on July 7.
At least 18 Palestinian citizens were killed by Israeli gunshots as they partook in pro-Gaza solidarity rallies staged across the West Bank.
Around 588 Palestinians were rounded up in the West Bank and inside of the Green Line over the past month, when an arbitrary mass-abduction campaign was launched by the Israeli occupation forces following the disappearance of three soldiers from al-Khalil on June 12, al-Ahrar center further reported.
Names of Palestinians Killed by Israeli Terrorist Forces on Gaza since 8 July
This list is constantly updated due to the ongoing Israeli terrorist assault on Gaza since July 8th. The following 1380 names have been confirmed - the actual death toll stands at approximately 1735.
We realize the number of slain Palestinians is higher than this. The Ministry of Health has stated that a total of at least 1713 Palestinians have been killed. We are still awaiting confirmation of some names. At least 9080 Palestinians have been injured.
Killed Sunday, August 3
Killed Saturday, August 2
Killed Friday, August 1
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