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81 Palestinians Killed, 550 Injured, Most of them Civilians, by Israeli War-Criminal Air Strikes on Gaza Strip, as of July 10, 2014

81 Palestinians killed, hundreds injured in ongoing Israeli raids

[ 10/07/2014 - 11:04 AM ]


A 5-year-old child was killed on Thursday morning in an Israeli airstrike in Beit Lahiya northern Gaza Strip.

Spokesman for the Health Ministry Ashraf Qudra confirmed that the child Abdulallah Abu Ghazal, 5, was killed during Israeli shelling in Beit Lahiya.

5 other citizens were killed on Thursday during Israeli airstrikes over the besieged Strip of Gaza. 

In the same context, a Palestinian young man was killed and two children were injured at 11 am Thursday in the bombing of a Palestinian home in Khan Younis.

The two children were transferred to hospital where the injuries of one of them were described as serious, Qudra added.

Three other Palestinians were killed after Israeli rocket hit a civilian car northern Gaza Strip at noon.

The remains of the three unidentified martyrs were transferred to Kamal Adwan Hospital.

Gaza death toll rises to 81 and keeps mounting in addition to more than 550 injured during the Israeli countless airstrikes. Dozens of homes were also targeted.

Israeli airstrikes have continued for the third day in a row as part of the Israeli major operation against Gaza Strip. The operation has been given the code name "Operation Protective Edge."

In response, Palestinian resistance headed by Qassam Brigades fired dozens of rockets at Israeli targets including Haifa and Jerusalem and bombed for the first time Dimona city that include Israel’s nuclear facility, in addition to Ramon military airport.

Israeli airstrikes target dozens of civilian homes in Gaza

[ 10/07/2014 - 10:23 AM ]


At least seven Palestinians were injured when two homes were targeted in Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip, by Israeli warplanes Wednesday night.

Medical and security sources told a PIC reporter that Israeli warplanes have bombed a home belonging to Fares family in Khan Younis, which led to the injury of 4 people.

Abu Salah family’s home was also targeted during the continued Israeli airstrikes over the city. Three injuries were reported during the attack, the sources added.

During the past two days, 15 homes were targeted by Israeli warplanes in Khan Younis, which led to their complete destruction in addition to 8 neighboring homes.

Along the same line, dozens of Palestinians were killed while others were injured on Wednesday after targeting several civilian homes in different parts of Gaza Strip.

Meanwhile, Hamas’s spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said at dawn Thursday that the Israeli policy of targeting civilian buildings regardless of the presence of children and women reflects the Israeli occupation’s failure in facing Palestinian resistance.

“Israel will regret committing these crimes against our people”, he warned.

More than 100 Palestinian homes were bombed since the start of Israeli aggression on Gaza, which led to dozens of martyrs and hundreds of injuries.

Israeli missiles take the life of 78 citizens

[ 10/07/2014 - 09:58 AM ]


Three Palestinian citizens were killed while three others sustained severe wounds Thursday morning in a barrage of Israeli airstrikes that rocked their car, moving across northern Gaza, leading to the rise of the death toll among Gazan civilians to 78.

By-standers at the scene told the PIC correspondent the casualties were rushed to al-Shifa hospital in Gaza after a drove of Israeli jets targeted their vehicle in al-Nafak street, north of the Gaza Strip.

Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of Islamic Jihad, identified the martyrs as Baha Abu al-Leil, 35, Salem Qindil, 27, and Amer al-Fayoumi, 30.

According to a survey conducted by PIC reporters in Gaza, at least 78 citizens were killed so far while more than 550 others sustained severe injuries. Dozens of civilians’ homes have been reduced to rubble all along the random Israeli raids.

Death toll and the rate of injured Palestinians have been dramatically on the rise ever since the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) initiated such a brutal military campaign against the Gaza Strip over the past two days.

The raids took away the lives of dozens of Gazan children, some of whom have been identified by PIC team as follows: one-and-a-half year old child Muhammad Malaka, 4-year-old Muhammad Khalaf al-Nawasra, Abdulah Ramadan Abu Ghazal, 5,  Siraj Iyad Abd al-Al, 8, Basem Salem Kawara’a, 10, Meriam Atiya al-Arja,11, Muhammad Arif, 13, and Moussa Habib 16.

PIC survey further kept record of a moment-by-moment account of Israeli raids on the Gaza Strip, most notably the round of airstrikes that hit Palestinian civilians’ homes from early Wednesday morning to late evening.

Eight civilians killed, mostly women and kids, in Israeli air raid at dawn

[ 10/07/2014 - 08:06 AM ]


Eight Gazan civilians, including women and children, were killed and others suffered injuries in an Israeli air raid at dawn Thursday on a house in Jouret Akkad neighborhood in Khan Younis refugee camp.

Local sources told the Palestinian information center (PIC) that an Israeli warplane, without prior notice, bombed a house belonging to Al-Hajj family in a densely-populated area in Khan Younis camp.

The aerial attack killed eight civilians, including four women and two children.

Citizens and civil defense workers have made efforts to look for more victims in the rubble.

In an earlier air raid, six civilians were killed and 12 others suffered different wounds when an Israeli warplane on Wednesday evening bombed a beach recreation center in Khan Younis.

According to medical sources, about 18 civilians were watching a televised world cup match in the beach center when an air-to-surface missile struck the place they were in.

Two Palestinian mothers and their children murdered in Israeli raids on Gaza

[ 09/07/2014 - 05:49 PM ]


Two Palestinian mothers and their little children, along with a number of Palestinian civilians, were killed in a barrage of Israeli air raids that rocked civilians’ homes in al-Qarara town, northeast of Khan Younis, and al-Breij refugee camp in central Gaza.

Palestinian medics told the PIC correspondent that Palestinian lady Amal Youssef Abd al-Ghafour, 33, and her one-year-old baby Ranin Jawdat Abd al-Ghafour were killed in the strike while the father, along with another women, were left severely wounded in the process.

Meanwhile 5 Palestinian homes, at least, have been reduced to rubble in the area.

In a related event Wednesday afternoon, 3 Palestinian citizens, all members of the Nawasra family, were killed in an Israeli airstrike that hit civilians’ homes in al-Breij refugee camp.

Ashraf al-Qudra, the health ministry spokesman, said the casualties were a Palestinian mother and her two children, whose body remains were taken to al-Aqsa Martyrs hospital in Gaza.

He added that the father Khalaf al-Nawasra, 29, and Meriam al-Nawasra, 83, sustained severe wounds while two more citizens have been missing so far.

Israel claims 117 shells fired by Palestinian resistance since Tuesday; no injuries reported

Thursday July 10, 2014 08:38 by Celine Hagbard - IMEMC News

In contrast to the Israeli attack on Gaza, which escalated on Tuesday and has resulted in 79 Palestinians killed and over 500 injured, including entire families wiped out while sleeping in their homes; the Israeli government has claimed that Palestinian fighters fired 117 shells toward Israel in the same time period, causing no deaths or injuries.
Some of the shells from Gaza appear to be aimed at Israel's cities and a nuclear reactor.

Three shells were also fired at Israel from the village of al-Arja, south of the Egyptian city of Rafah, on Wednesday evening, according to Egyptian officials.

These shells are crude constructions amounting to little more than tubes with dynamite placed inside of them, which are then fired blindly, without any possibility of aiming them. No injuries or damage have been reported from the shells.

At least one of the homemade shells allegedly hit the ground near Tel Aviv, and another in Hadera, about 100 km away from Gaza, which shows a longer range than previous shells were capable of.

On Wednesday, following a statement by Khalid Mesha'al of Hamas saying that the current Israeli government is extreme, and it is up to Israelis to change their government to end the assault on Gaza, the Israeli economy minister Naftali Bennett told Al Jazeera news agency, “Mesha'al was talking nonsense as usual”, adding “We are going to continue the pressure and step up our operation.”

Also Wednesday, the Israeli military claims to have killed five Palestinian fighters who tried to attack the Israeli military base in Zikim, in southern Israel, by swimming from Gaza and approaching the base from the water. Israeli soldiers bombed the Palestinian fighters on the beach, killing all five.

The Izzuddin Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, claimed responsibility for the attempt to infiltrate and attack the military base.

Including A Children, Three More Palestinians Killed In Gaza

Thursday July 10, 2014 13:37 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC News

Palestinian medical sources have reported that three Palestinians, including two children, have been killed in the latest wave of Israeli military escalation against the civilian population in the besieged coastal region. 77 Palestinians killed in ongoing offensive, and more than 541 injured.

Dr. Ashraf al-Qodra, spokesperson of the Ministry of Health in Gaza, stated that Israeli missiles struck homes in Jabalia refugee camp, in northern Gaza, killing one child, identified ad Ramadan Abu Ghazal, 5 years of age; his brother, and several other Palestinians, have been injured.

Al-Qodra added that resident Ismael Abu Jame’, 19, was also killed when Israeli war jets fired missiles into a home in Bani Soheila, in the southern Gaza Strip district of Khan Younis, and several Palestinians have been injured.

In addition, medics managed to locate the body of a Palestinian killed when the army fired a shell at Palestinians near the shore in Khan Younis.

The Palestinian has been identified as Mohammad Ehsan Ferwana, 19, his body was buried under the rubble and sand.

Soldiers also bombarded the home of Yahia Sinwar, a former political prisoner who was released under the Shalit prisoner swap agreement.

The army shelled a home belonging to Mahdi Kaware’, right next door to his relatives’ home that was bombarded on the first day of Israel’s aggression killing eight family members.

Three Palestinians have been wounded while driving their car close to a home as an Israeli missile struck it.

The Israeli army bombarded farmlands, and dozens of homes in central Gaza, Rafah, Khan Younis, Beit Hanoun, Beit Lahia, and different communities in the coastal region.

On Thursday at dawn, soldiers bombarded dozens of homes and property in different parts of the Gaza Strip, killing and injuring dozens of Palestinians, including children and elderly.

The Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) said three Palestinians were killed, earlier, in the Nafaq Street north of Gaza city. They have been identified as SalemQandil, 27, Amer al-Fayyoumi, 30, and Baha’ Abu al-Leil, 35.

Dozens of homes have been hit by Israeli shells in different part of the coastal region.

In three days of war, the Israeli army dropped more than 800 tons of explosives in at least 750 separate attacks against the coastal enclave.

Palestinians Killed In ongoing Israeli offensive:

Killed Thursday 7/10:

1. Salem Qandil, 27, Gaza City.
2. Amer al-Fayyoumi, 30, Gaza City.
3. Baha’ Abu al-Leil, 35, Gaza City.
4. Asma’ Mahmoud al-Hajj, Khan Younis.
5. Sa’ad Mahmoud al-Hajj, Khan Younis.
6. Najla’ Mahmoud al-Hajj, Khan Younis.
7. Tareq Sa’ad al-Hajj, Khan Younis
. 8. Omar al-Hajj, Khan Younis.
9. Amna al-Hajj, Khan Younis.
10. Ra’ed Shalat, 30, Nusseirat.
11. Ibrahim Khalil Qanan, 24, Khan Younis.
12. Mohammad Khalil Qanan, 25, Khan Younis.
13. Ibrahim Sawali, 33, Khan Younis.
14. Mohammad Sawali, 33, Khan Younis.
15. Salem al-Astal, 55, Khan Younis.
16. Mohammad al-‘Aqqad, 24, Khan Younis.
17. Ismael Abu Jame’, 19, Khan Younis.
18. Ramadan Abu Ghazal, 5, Beit Lahia.
19. Ehsan Ferwana, 19, Khan Younis.
Killed Wednesday 7/9:
1. Hamed Shihab, Journalist – Gaza.
2. Salmiyya al-‘Arja, 53, Rafah.
3. Nariman Abdul-Ghafour, Khan Younis.
4. Rafiq al-Kafarna, 30.
5. Nayfa Farajallah, 80.
6. Abdul-Nasser Abu Kweik, 60.
7. Khaled Abu Kweik, 31.
8. Mohammad Arif, 13.
9. Mohammad Malika, 18 months.
10. Amna Malika (Mohammad’s Mother), 27.
11. Hatem Abu Salem.
12. Mohammad Khaled an-Nimra, 22.
13. Sahar Hamdan (al-Masry), 40, Beit Hanoun.
14. Ibrahim al-Masry, 14, Beit Hanoun.
15. Amjad Hamdan, 23, Beit Hanoun.
16. Hani Saleh Hamad, 57, Beit Hanoun.
17. Ibrahim Hani Saleh Hamad, 20, Beit Hanoun.
18. Mohammad Khalaf Nawasra, 4, al-Maghazi.
19. Nidal Khalaf Nawasra, child, al-Maghazi.
20. Salah Awad Nawasra, al-Maghazi.
21. Somoud Nawasra, al-Maghazi.
22. Mahmoud Nahedh Nawasra, al-Maghazi.
23. Aisha Najm.
24. Amal Yousef Abdul-Ghafour.
25. Ranim Jouda Abdul-Ghafour.
26. Ibrahim Daoud al-Bal’aawy.
27. Abdul-Rahman Jamal az-Zamely.
28. Ibrahim Ahmad ‘Abdin.
29. Mustafa Abu Murr.
30. Khaled Abu Murr.
31. Mazin Al-Jarba.
32. Marwan Eslayyem.
33. Hatem Abu Salem, Gaza City.
34. Sami al-Arja, 65, Rafah.

Killed Tuesday 7/8

1. Mohammad Sha’ban, 24, Gaza.
2. Amjad Sha’ban, 30, Gaza.
3. Khader al-Basheeleqety, 45, Gaza.
4. Rashad Yassin, 27, Nusseirat.
5. Mohammad Ayman ‘Ashour, 15, Khan Younis.
6. Riyadh Mohammad Kaware’, 50, Khan Younis.
7. Bakr Mohammad Joudeh, 50, Khan Younis.
8. Ammar Mohammad Joudeh, 26, Khan Younis.
9. Hussein Yousef Kaware’, 13, Khan Younis.
10. Bassem Salem Kaware’, 10, Khan Younis.
11. Mohammad Ibrahim Kaware’, 50, Khan Younis.
12. Mohammad Habib, 22, Gaza.
13. Mousa Habib, 16, Gaza.
14. Saqr ‘Aayesh al-‘Ajjoury, 22, Jabalia.
15. Ahmad Nael Mahdi, 16, Gaza.
16. Hafeth Mohammad Hamad, 26, Beit Hanoun.
17. Ibrahim Mohammad Hamad, 26, Beit Hanoun.
18. Mahdi Mohammad Hamad, 46, Beit Hanoun.
19. Fawziyya Khalil Hamad, 62, Beit Hanoun.
20. Donia Mahdi Hamad, 16, Beit Hanoun.
21. Soha Hamad, 25, Beit Hanoun.
22. Suleiman Salam Abu Sawaween, 22, Khan Younis.
23. Siraj Eyad Abdul-‘Aal, 8, Khan Younis.
24. Abdul-Hadi Soufi, 24, Rafah.

Initial Report:
19 Palestinians Killed in Predawn Israeli Raids on Thursday
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 09:30:38

Palestinian medical sources have reported that 19 Palestinians have been killed, and dozens have been injured, in Israeli strikes carried out during the hours between midnight and dawn, Thursday.

The Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) has reported that three Palestinians have been killed by an Israeli missile targeting their car, in the Nafaq Street, north of Gaza city. Their remains were moved to the Shifa Hospital, west of Gaza city.

They have been identified as:
1. Salem Qandil, 27.
2. Amer al-Fayyoumi, 30.
3. Baha’ Abu al-Leil, 35.

The Israeli air force also fired missiles into a number of homes in Sheikh Radwan area, north of Gaza, causing damage to several homes.

On Thursday at dawn, an entire family was killed by Israeli missiles west of Khan Younis city, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

They have been identified as:

1. Asma’ Mahmoud al-Hajj.
2. Sa’ad Mahmoud al-Hajj.
3. Najla’ Mahmoud al-Hajj.
4. Tareq Sa’ad al-Hajj.
5. Omar al-Hajj.
6. Amna al-Hajj.

Medical sources said more Palestinians were killed in Khan Younis, but have yet to be identified, and many more injured. All were moved to Nasser Hospital in Khan Younis.

Resident Ra’ed Shalat, 30, was killed; his wife and three children were wounded, when an Israeli missile struck their home in the Nusseirat refugee camp, in central Gaza.

Israeli soldiers also fires missiles into a park at the coast in Khan Younis, killing eight Palestinians, including brothers, while watching the World Cup. At least fifteen Palestinians have been injured.

They have been identified as:

1. Ibrahim Khalil Qanan, 24.
2. Mohammad Khalil Qanan, 25.
3. Ibrahim Sawali, 33.
4. Mohammad Sawali, 33
5. Salem al-Astal, 55.
6. Mohammad al-‘Aqqad, 24.
7. Unidentified.
8. Unidentified.

Earlier on Thursday, the Israeli Air Force fired missiles into several buildings and homes, in Deir al-Balah, in central Gaza, Khan Younis and Gaza city,

At least 500 Palestinians have been injured since the Israeli aggression on Gaza started three days ago.

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