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60 Mosques Targeted and Destroyed by the Israeli Terrorist Air Strikes on Gaza in July-August 2014


60 Palestinian mosques destroyed by Israel during Gaza offensive

[ 09/08/2014 - 08:08 AM ]


At least 60 mosques were reduced to rubble while some 150 others sustained partial damages in the ongoing Israeli offensive that has been rocking the blockaded Gaza Strip for  more than 30 days, the Palestinian Ministry of Awqaf and religious affairs said.

The Awqaf Ministry stated on Friday that the Israeli occupation destroyed at least 60 mosques in waves of atrocious strikes targeting Gaza since July 7.

According to the ministry, random Israeli rocket fire ruined 20 mosques in Central Gaza, 17 in Khan Younis, 11 north of the Strip, 10 in the Central Province, and two more mosques in Rafah, to the south of Gaza.

Israeli attacks culminated in the shelling of 11 cemeteries, three charity committees, and one religious school for boys.

At least 1894 Palestinian civilians were killed in the massive Israeli aggression, while 9817 others suffered injuries.

Gaza death toll tops 1900, three dead bodies pulled out of mosque rubble

[ 09/08/2014 - 10:35 AM ]

GAZA, (PIC)-- 

At least three dead bodies have been recovered by the Gaza rescue crews from beneath the debris of Izzuddin Al-Qassam Mosque in the Nussayrat refugee camp, in central Gaza, on Saturday while search for other dead bodies continued.

A PIC correspondent said civil defense crews rushed to the bombed are to recover the casualties buried under Izzuddin Al-Qassam Mosque, razed to the ground by a barrage of rocket fire unleashed by the Israeli fighter jets at dawn Saturday.

The recovered bodied were identified as those of Mu'adh Zayed, Tareq Jad Allah, and Nidhal Badran.

Al-Qassam Mosque was the largest in the Nusayrat refugee camp and built over an overall area amounting to 1000 square meters. An Israeli rocket attack reduced the four-floured mosque to rubble.

The incident occurred shortly after the 72-hour ceasefire, brokered by Egypt last Tuesday, expired.

Gaza death toll has reached more than 1,900, while the number of wounded civilians has gone up to about 9,900, mostly children, women and elderly people. Hundreds of civilian homes, mosques, factories and public headquarters were completely destroyed in Israeli attacks.

The Palestinian resistance factions have continued to launch rocket counterattacks in response to Israel's crimes against the civilians in Gaza.


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