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Israeli War Criminals Continue Killing Palestinian Civilians Even After the Humanitarian Ceasefire, August 4, 2014
Hamas: We do not trust any Israeli humanitarian ceasefire
[ 04/08/2014 - 07:52 AM ]
The Hamas Movement belittled Israel's declared intention to unilaterally suspend its attacks on the Gaza Strip for seven hours on Monday to allow in humanitarian aid at the request of the UN.
Its spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri described Israel's temporary ceasefire as an attempt to divert the world's attention from the massacres it had committed in Gaza, especially its repeated deadly attacks on UNRWA schools.
"We do not trust such a calm and we urge our people to exercise caution," the spokesman stated.
An Israeli channel quoted a military source as saying that there would be another humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza, except for Rafah area, on Monday morning.
The Israeli occupation terrorist army declared a humanitarian truce on Monday starting from 10 o'clock in the morning to five o'clock in the evening, following a request by the UN after attacking a UN school in Rafah.
The Palestinian ministry of interior called on its citizens to be cautious and not to trust Israel's ceasefire announcements.
Previous incidents proved that Israel exploited its declared humanitarian ceasefires and brutally attacked border areas as was the case in Khuza'a and Shujai'ya neighborhoods.
Actually the Israelis violated their own declared humanitarian ceasefire within few hours.
Israeli terrorist government declares 7-hour Gaza truce after fury over attacking a UN school in Rafah
Maan, 04/08/2014 11:30
JERUSALEM (AFP) --
The Israeli occupation terrorist government announced it would be
holding its fire in most of Gaza for seven hours Monday, amid world
outrage over a deadly strike on a UN school in the Palestinian
Fabius: Israel security does not justify 'slaughter of civilians'
Maan, 04/08/2014 15:22
PARIS (AFP) --
Israel's right to security does not justify its actions in
Gaza, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Monday, as he called
for a political solution to be "imposed" by the international community.
7 Palestinian civilians killed in Jabaliya by an Israeli strike after residents were told it was safe to return north
Maan, 04/08/2014 14:52
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) --
Seven Palestinian civilians were killed in an Israeli terrorist
airstrike on their homes in the northern Gaza Strip on Sunday, a day
after Israelis said it was safe for residents of the north to return
Israeli terrorist forces kill 16 Palestinians ahead of humanitarian truce
04/08/2014 14:52 (MaanImages) GAZA CITY (Ma'an) --
Sixteen Palestinians have been killed in attacks on Gaza by Israeli
terrorist forces since midnight, on the 28th day of the Israeli
war-criminal offensive on the Strip, a health official said Monday.
Resheq: Cairo’s ceasefire meeting “positive”
[ 04/08/2014 - 07:58 AM ]
Hamas leader and member of the Palestinian delegation in Cairo, Ezzat al-Resheq, described on Sunday evening Hamas meeting with Egyptian officials over ceasefire talks as “positive”, adding Hamas handed over a list of demands to the Egyptian mediators.
Resheq said another meeting is to be held Monday with the head of the Egyptian intelligence.
The Palestinian delegation handed over a set of demands to the Egyptian officials, updating them on the need to have all of those terms met before any ceasefire sees the day, Resheq said in a statement to al-Aqsa TV channel moments after the end of the meeting Sunday evening.
“We appeal to the Egyptian officials to carry the voice of our people and urge the Israeli occupation to meet all of those demands,” he declared.
“We are quite aware that the affair is never an easy one,” Resheq concluded as he drew attention to Israel’s pre-planned attempts to dash the hopes of the Palestinian nation.
The Egyptian-Palestinian meeting was attended by representatives of Hamas, the Islamic Jihad, and the Palestine Liberation organization (PLO).
The delegation handed over a list of demands to the Egyptian mediators, ruling most notably for Israel’s immediate withdrawal from Gaza and the end of its military offensive.
Palestinian demands further included a ceasefire and a cessation of Israel’s air, sea, and ground operations, along with the opening of the border crossings so as to smooth the access of passengers, goods and reconstruction materials out of and into the Strip.
The demands included freedom of fishing, the rehabilitation of the Gaza airport, the establishment of a seaport, and the cancellation of the so-called buffer zone along with lifting the sanctions imposed on West Bankers.
The Palestinian demands called for an urgent reconstruction of the Gaza Strip assisted by the national consensus government and the UN.
The Israeli occupation authorities turned down Cairo’s appeals to join Cairo meetings over ceasefire bids under the pretext that Hamas had violated a 72-hour truce moments after it was put into effect on Friday morning.
PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas said Israel’s rejection of Cairo’s appeals took place under “feigned pretexts.”
According to Hamas, such an Israeli position is an undeniable proof of Israel’s disregard for the international and Arab efforts and a pretext used to step up its genocides against Palestinian civilians.
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.
Hamas calls on international parties to reconsider their pro-Israel positions
[ 04/08/2014 - 07:36 AM ]
Hamas has slammed the Israeli occupation for pulling the wool over the world’s eyes by claiming one of its soldiers was captured by Palestinian resistance elements in Gaza.
Member of Hamas political bureau, Ezzat al-Resheq, said in a statement on Sunday the Israeli occupation misled the U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, and UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, into believing that an Israeli soldier was kidnapped in Rafah.
The Israeli occupation admitted later that the soldier was killed in a clash. Israel had been taking advantage of such claims to breach the ceasefire and step up is massacres against Gaza civilians and children.
Resheq urged the UN to alter its biased position and apologize to the Palestinian people for laying the blame on Hamas.
Hamas spokesman, Sami Abu Zuhri, said in a statement the Israeli occupation claimed the soldier was kidnapped before admitting later that he was killed in the military operations launched on Gaza. Israel had been taking advantage of such claims to breach the ceasefire and execute its Rafah massacre, he charged.
Hamas has called on Ban Ki-moon and the international parties to reconsider their positions after having realized the malevolent nature of the Israeli-weaved propagandas and smear campaigns, holding the UN partly responsible for the Rafah “bloodbath.”
Israel Withdraws From Gaza Without Achieving Objectives
The Israeli military withdrew the majority of its ground forces back
to staging areas outside of Gaza on Sunday. The air force, however,
continues to strike targets in the coastal strip.
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