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News, August 2014
1,803 Palestinians Killed, More than 9370 Injured, Including Massacres of Refugees in a Rafah UN School By Israeli Air-Land Attacks Today, as of August 4, 2014
Ten Killed, Dozens Injured, In First Hours Of Monday
Palestinian medical sources have reported that at least ten
Palestinians have been killed, on Monday at dawn, after the Israeli
terrorist forces fired missiles into homes, and civilian areas, in
different parts of the Gaza Strip. Dozens have been injured.
A Palestinian child, identified as Raghd Mas’oud, 7, from Rafah, was
killed and four family members suffered moderate-to-severe injuries,
after an Israeli terrorist missile struck their home in the al-Barazil
neighborhood in Rafah. They have been moved to the Kuwaiti Hospital in
Israeli Attack on a UN school in Rafah, Hospital Unable to Cope with Mounting Numbers of Dead and Injured
The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza is reeling from the
reports coming out of
Rafah, according to Al-Ray Palestinian Media Agency, who informs
that scores of people have been killed and injured, today, including 10
dead and over 30 injured in yet another attack on an
UNRWA school -- this time the Anas Ibn Malik Prepatory School
sheltering thousands of forcibly displaced persons.
Explosion of Infectious Disease in Gaza Threatens Public Health
Official Press Release - Ministry of Health
The people of Gaza face enormous barriers to accessing primary health
care, with only 10 of the government’s 56 Primary Health Care clinics
operational, eight of UNRWA’s 22 clinics open, and most NGO clinics
Dr Yousef AbuAlrish, Deputy Minister of Health: +972 597 918 339
At least nine Palestinians killed in Gaza due to new Israeli air-land attacks
Israeli occupation terrorist soldiers continued their bombardment of
different parts of the Gaza Strip, killing at least eight Palestinians,
including children, in Rafah, and a leader of the al-Quds Brigades, the
military wing of the Islamic Jihad, in the northern part of the Gaza
1. Saher Talal Abu Mohsen, 23, Rafah.
Euro-Mid observer: Israel tests new lethal weapons in its war on Gaza
[ 04/08/2014 - 09:23 AM ]
The Geneva-based Euro-Mid observer for human rights has accused Israel of using experimental weapons during its ongoing deadly attacks on the densely-populated Gaza Strip, citing as evidence the nature of reported injuries suffered by civilians.
"Doctors treating Palestinian victims in Gaza have reported unconventional physical lacerations and amputations without traces of shrapnel," Rami Abdo, director of the Euro-Mid observer, told Anadolu Agency on Sunday.
"Based on doctors' reports, it is believed that Israel has used experimental 'dense inert metal explosives' (DIME)," he said.
Abdo said such experimental types of explosive projectiles have not yet been classified as banned by the international law, but Israel's use of DIME explosives in the populated areas of Gaza constitutes a violation of the Geneva conventions.
Israel has been pounding the besieged Gaza Strip, a home to 1.8 million people, since July 7.
At least 1830 Palestinians, mostly civilians, have been massacred and more than 10,000 others injured in Israeli indiscriminate attacks.
The nature of injuries and deep lacerations that have been found recently by doctors in the bodies of killed and seriously-wounded victims vindicated that Israel uses flechette shells, banned DIME weapons, and US-made M107 shells in the Gaza Strip.
Flechette shells, typically fired from a tank, explode above their targets and release thousands of miniature metal darts that piercingly cover a wide range.
DIME weapons are densely packed with tungsten powder, which is a carcinogen that dissolves in human tissues, making it very difficult for physicians and investigators to determine the cause of the injuries.
The US-made M107 shells explode into nearly two thousands of metal fragments that hit the target and its surrounding areas.
Hamas: Israeli shelling of UNRWA school “war crime”
[ 04/08/2014 - 07:50 AM ]
Hamas slammed Israel’s attack on a Rafah-based UNRWA school Sunday morning as a “war crime” and a proof of Israel’s disregard for the public opinion.
Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said in a statement that UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is a co-partner in such Israeli genocide, denouncing his silence over Gaza’s bloodbaths as opposed to his lamentation regarding the disappearance of the Israeli soldier who took part in mass-murdering hundreds of innocent children in the ongoing military offensive on Gaza.
A barrage of Israeli mortars rocked the UNRWA school in Rafah, a shelter for hundreds of Palestinian refugee children and families.
The attack took away the lives of at least ten civilians and left some 50 others severely injured, Health Ministry spokesman, Ashraf al-Qudra reported as he denounced such escalation of Israeli genocides against families seeking refuge in UN premises, and called on the UN to immediately step in so as to save the lives of some 250,000 displaced Palestinians in the Strip.
A new 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-Sharfi family, two members of Jabara’s, four members of al-Khatat and two members of al-Atar families were all-mass-murdered in a series of brutal raids that struck their homes in Jabaliya, Rafah, and Deir al-Balah.
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.
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.
Five members of Abu Shalouf family west of Rafah were killed in another wave of Israeli shells.
Nine civilians, including children, were killed in a barrage of Israeli mortars that rocked al-Ghoul’s home in Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip. 20 more civilians sustained severe injuries in the process.
Israeli rocket fire targeting Abu Jazar’s home and al-Shaer’s in Rafah claimed the lives of five civilians, including two children, and wounded dozens of others.
Two more civilians were killed in a renewed Israeli aerial raid that hit civilian homes in Beit Lahia and the Jabaliya refugee camp.
IOF bombing of house kills woman while breastfeeding her newborn baby
[ 03/08/2014 - 03:55 PM ]
KHAN YOUNIS, (PIC)--
Siham Shaath was nursing her 26 days old baby when the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) bombed her house, on Thursday evening.
The IOF warplanes fired a missile at a house owned by Jihad Shaath, in the area of Qizan Najjar south of Khan Younis, destroying the house and killing Jihad's wife Siham while she was nursing her infant.
Hamid al-Najjar one of the neighbors, told the PIC's correspondent: "After sunset prayers, I heard a big explosion and then I found out that the bombing targeted the house of my neighbor Jihad Shaath. We started searching in the rubble when we learned that his wife and baby were inside. The civil defense arrived and pulled out the mother Siham and the baby from the rubble."
Under the rubble, the baby Muatassim was found alive, still breast-feeding but the mother was already dead.
Siham's husband said: "I was in the mosque when I heard the explosion. Then I found out that my house was targeted without any prior warning."
The infant was transferred to Nasser hospital for treatment of wounds that covered his little body.
Israeli military aggression against Palestinians in the blockaded Gaza Strip has continued unabated since July 8. Israel has been targeting civilian houses and killed in cold blood hundreds of women and children whom the entire world failed to protect.
Names of Palestinians Killed in the War on Gaza since 8 July
This list is constantly updated due to the ongoing Israeli assault on Gaza since July 8th. The following 1439 names have been confirmed - the actual death toll stands at approximately 1803.
We realize the number of slain Palestinians is higher than this. The Ministry of Health has stated that a total of at least 1803 Palestinians have been killed. We are still awaiting confirmation of some names. At least 9370 Palestinians have been injured.
Killed Monday, August 3
Killed Sunday, August 3
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