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Israeli Air Strike on Al-Qassam Mosque in Al-Nussayrat, Death Toll Tops 1900, as the Israeli Terrorist War on Gaza in July-August 2014


Editor's Note:

With today's numbers of deaths and injuries as a  result of Israeli terrorist attacks on the Palestinian people in Gaza Strip, the death toll has reached 1901, in addition to 9,567 injuries, more than one-third of them crippling for life.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health has stated that a total of 1901, including 432 children, 243 women and 79 elderly Palestinians have been killed. We are still awaiting confirmation of some names.

A total of 9567 Palestinians, including 2878 children, 1854 women, and 374 elderly, have been injured.


Five Palestinians Killed In Central Gaza

Saturday August 09, 2014 13:38 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies

The Palestinian Ministry Of Health stated that five Palestinians were killed, and several others injured, some seriously, after the Israeli occupation terrorist army bombarded a mosque in Nussayrat area, and the al-Maghazi refugee camp, in Central Gaza.

The Ministry said resident Moath Azzam Abu Zaid, 37, died under the rubble of the al-Qassam Mosque in Nussayrat.

His remains and a number of wounded Palestinians have been moved to the al-Aqsa Hospital.

Rescue teams continued the search under rubble, and located the remains of two Palestinians, identified as Nidal Mohammad Badran, 34, and Tareq Ziad Jadallah, 25.

In addition, the Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) stated that two Palestinians were killed, when the army fired a missile at a motorcycle rider, in the Al-Maghazi refugee camp, in central Gaza.

They have been identified as Abdul-Hakim Suleiman Al-Musadar, 56, and Mo’men Akram Al-Musadar, 19.

The army also fired missiles into another mosque in the Nussayrat refugee camp, and a third mosque in Zeitoun neighborhood, south of Gaza City, destroying them, while a fourth mosque was damaged by an Israeli missile, also in Gaza City.

The Israeli army bombarded on Saturday at dawn, and during morning hours, several areas in the Gaza Strip, seriously wounding two Palestinians, and destroying two mosques. The army also fired missiles into farmlands in the coastal region.

Medical sources in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, have reported that two Palestinians suffered serious injuries after the Israeli air force fired a missile into the az-Zanna area and Bani Soheila, east of Khan Younis.

The two were moved to the Nasser Medical Center in Khan Younis.

In addition, soldiers fired missiles into two mosques in the Nusseirat refugee camp, in central Gaza, and a third mosque in Zietoun neighborhood, south of Gaza City, completely destroying them, while a fourth mosque was damaged by an Israeli missile, also in Gaza City.

Israel bombarded more than 150 mosques in different parts of the coastal region since it launched its aggression on Gaza and its people, on July 8, 2014.

In related news, the army fired missiles into several homes, a youth club, farmlands, and a neighborhood in the al-Maghazi refugee camp, in Central Gaza.

Several Israeli missiles also targeted eastern neighborhoods of Gaza City, especially Zeitoun, Shuja’eyya, Jabal ar-Rayyis area, and at-Tuffah, while more missiles were fired into Ezbet Abed-Rabbo, east of Jabalia, in the northern part of the coastal region.

Israel drones and war jets are still flying over different parts of the Gaza Strip.

The Ministry of Health in Gaza stated on Saturday at dawn, the 1899 Palestinians have been killed, and Israeli missiles and shells have injured more than 9837 since July 8.

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.

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.

Names of Palestinians Killed in the War on Gaza since 8 July

Saturday August 09, 2014 11:02 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC News

This list is constantly updated due to the ongoing Israeli assault on Gaza since July 8th. The following 1468 names have been confirmed - the actual death toll stands at 1901.

We realize the number of slain Palestinians is higher than this. The Ministry of Health has stated that a total of 1889, including 432 children, 243 women and 79 elderly Palestinians have been killed. We are still awaiting confirmation of some names. A total of 9567 Palestinians, including 2878 children, 1854 women, and 374 elderly, have been injured.

Killed Saturday, August 9

  1. Moath Azzam Abu Zeid, 37, Nusseirat, Central Gaza.
  2. Nidal Badran, 34, Nussayrat, Central Gaza.
  3. Tareq Ziad Abdullah, 25, Nussayrat, Central Gaza.
  4. Abdul-Hakim Sulayman Al-Musadar, 65, al-Maghazi, Central Gaza.
  5. Moath Akram Al-Musadar, 19, Al-Maghazi, Central Gaza.

Killed Friday, August 8

  1. Ibrahim Zuhair ad-Dawawsa, 10, Northern Gaza.
  2. Mahmoud Mohammad Abu Haddaf, Khan Younis.
  3. Suleiman Samir Abu Haddaf, Khan Younis.
  4. Mahmoud Khaled Abu Haddaf., Khan Younis.
  5. Ahmad Na’im ‘Okal, 22, Rafah.

Killed Thursday, August 7

  1. Mohammad Joma’a Al-Najjar, 32, Khan Younis. (Died Of His Wounds At Al-Maqassed Hospital in Jerusalem)

Killed Tuesday, August 5

  1. Nida Raed 'Olaywa, 12, Gaza (Died Of Earlier Injuries)
  2. Sha'ban Suleiman ad-Dahdouh, 24, Gaza. (Died on July 21, remains located under rubble)


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