985 Palestinians Killed, More than 6,000
Injured, Mostly Children, Women, Elderly of Whole Families, by Air-Land
Israeli Attacks on Gaza Strip, as of July 26, 2014
Arabic TV stations, as well as Maan news agency,
reported that bodies of about 85 Palestinians were recovered today from
the rubble of buildings in Gaza Strip today.
The death toll since the beginning of the current Israeli war of
aggression on Gaza Strip has reached 985 Palestinians, and more than
6,000, who were injured by Israeli terrorist air-land attacks on Gaza,
as of July 26, 2014, 8:00 am ET.
The invading Israeli occupation forces have been targeting the
Palestinian civilian population in Gaza City and other parts of Gaza
Strip, in an attempt to force Palestinian resistance fighters to stop
fighting and accept Israeli conditions.
This round of Israeli war crimes, massacres, and atrocities in Gaza
started as a cover up and distraction from the failure of peace
negotiations with the Palestinian Authority.
This has been a very well-known Israeli tactic since 1948. In order
to make people of the world forget their horrendous previous atrocities,
they commit new ones, and so on.
Publishing these Israeli atrocities and war crimes serve several
First, it's education for readers in countries were the media is
owned or controlled by pro-Israel Zionists who do not publish them. So,
making this basic information available is a service to readers,
researchers, and journalists.
Second, it serves as evidence for the future trials of Israeli war
criminals, in the International Criminal Court.
Third, it helps establish a record about the Zionist savagery, not
only for the collective memory of the Palestinian people but for
humanity as a whole, which needs to put an end to this destructive
ideology, as was the case with fascism and Nazism.
Remains of 85 Palestinians Located Under Rubble of Bombarded
Saturday July 26, 2014 14:37 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC News
Despite being attacked by Israeli occupation forces, medics and
rescue teams managed to locate the remains of 85 Palestinians, mainly
women and children, buried under rubble of homes and buildings
previously bombarded and leveled to the ground by Israeli missiles and
shells, in different parts of the Gaza Strip.
said most of the located remains were found in Al-Shuja’iya
neighborhood, east of Gaza City, and Zaytoon nearby neighborhood, in
Beit Hanoun and Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip,
Rafah and in Khan Younis, in the southern part. The remains are yet to
The Ministry of Health said Israel tanks and
military vehicles, stationed near al-Mentar, in Gaza City, Shuja’iya,
Khuza’a in Khan Younis and many other areas, are obstructing the search
and rescue operations, and are preventing the families from inspecting
their homes or what is left of them.
The Ministry of Health
confirmed remains of 85 Palestinians have been found, and a further
search could likely lead to the discovery of more civilian casualties,
including children, women and elderly.
Although the temporary
12-hours “humanitarian ceasefire” started on Saturday at seven in the
morning, the invading Israeli occupation army continued to operate on a
different level, digging tunnels, erecting sand hills, and installing
barricades, apparently preparing for a new, and possibly, a more violent
round of escalation against the Palestinians.
Israeli occupation army is only allowing the Red Cross, Medics and Civil
Defense teams, to move around in Gaza to perform the search and rescue
“The situation is horrific, destruction everywhere,
dozens of bodies lying on the ground, and under rubble, especially in
Shuja’iya and Zaytoon”, eyewitnesses said.
Shell-shocked residents return to find Shujai'ya in rubble
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) --
As if struck by an earthquake, vast swathes of the eastern Gaza City
neighborhood of Al-Shuja'iya have been reduced to rubble by the Israeli
air-land attacks, with unknown numbers of burnt and decaying bodies
As a 12-hour ceasefire took effect Saturday,
survivors began to venture out of their homes to survey what was left,
while those who had fled cautiously returned to see what had become of
the only homes they had ever known.
As of 2 p.m., medical teams
had already recovered 85 bodies from the
Shell-shocked residents, meanwhile, wandered
through the neighborhood, with one local telling Ma'an that returnees
"could not even find the location of their houses."
Hamdiya, who lost four members of his family in the assault so far, came
to check on his four-story building in Al-Shuja'iya.
Ma'an that the building used to house 22 people, but upon his return he
found only a pile of stones. At least 20 neighboring buildings had been
leveled as well, he said.
Others were unable to access their
buildings because invading Israeli occupation army tanks were still
stationed throughout the neighborhood, blocking major gates as they
prepared to return to fighting when the ceasefire ended at 8 p.m.
"It seems that a tsunami has changed the geography of Al-Shujai'ya,"
Salim Abu Omar told Ma'an while standing in front of the rubble of the
Hamdiya family home.
"There used to be streets and residential
blocks in this area, but they have become a pile of rocks."
Ma'an spoke to him, Abu Omar was waiting with the hope that he could
soon visit the rubble of his own house, which he had fled from four days
Located at the eastern edge of Al-Mansoura, he was afraid to
return yet because Israeli military tanks were stationed in front of the
rubble of his home.
Many drew comparisons between the ongoing
assault on Gaza and the Nakba of 1948, when 750,000 Palestinians were
expelled from their homes in what became Israel. More than half of
Gaza's people are Nakba refugees, descendants of those who were
dispossessed by Israelis.
At least 120,000 Palestinians have been
displaced in the current attack. Because all borders are closed,
however, the vast majority have sought refuge in UN-designated shelters
in zones further from the epicenter of fighting.
however, are not necessarily safer -- an Israeli shell hit a Beit Hanoun
shelter on Wednesday, killing at least 17.
Perhaps cognizant of
the memories of the Nakba and Israel's denial of the right of the
refugees to return to their homes, locals told Ma'an that they were
afraid of Israeli intentions and were taking as many blankets with them
as possible as they fled.
Meanwhile, rescue teams and paramedics
continued to recover dead bodies from the debris, after they were denied
access to the injured by the invading Israeli occupation forces in the
At least 85 bodies have been recovered by medical
authorities so far, as they rush to collect as many as possible as the
12-hour window of calm quickly approaches an end.
gained international attention earlier in the week, when an Israeli
offensive in the area on Sunday killed more than 70 people, the vast
majority civilians, in what medical officials called a "massacre."
Just Before 12-hour ‘Temporary Ceasefire’ Begins, 19 from
Al-Najjar Family Killed in Israeli Airstrike
Saturday July 26, 2014 08:10 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC News
As in the two previous ‘temporary truces’ since the Israeli assault
on Gaza began July 8th, Israeli forces stepped up their attacks on
Palestinian civilians in the hours leading up to the time of the
scheduled ceasefire. On Saturday morning, as the 7 am ‘temporary
ceasefire’ start time was approaching, an Israeli airstrike hit a
three-story home housing a number of families who had fled from their
homes destroyed in Khuza’a, on Thursday.
Those killed include 16
members of the Al-Najjar family, according to the Ministry of Health.
Previously, the IMEMC had reported the deaths of six family
members (see below), but as medics continue to pull bodies from the
rubble, the death toll in the airstrike has increased to 19, mainy from
the Al-Najjar family.
If verified, this would made the Al-Najjar
family massacre the second-worst in this current Israeli aggression –
the worst being the attack on the Abu Jame’ family in Khan Younis, on
Sunday, July 20th, in
which 25 members of the family were killed – 15 of whom were small
Medics have identified the bodies of:
Mutaz Hussein al-Najjar, 6.
Majed Sameer Al-Najjar, 19
Mohammed al-Najjar, 56
Eman Salah al-Najjar, 20
Ulfat Hussein al-Najjar, 4
Sumayya Harb al-Najjar, 50
Kifah Samir al-Najjar 23
Husam Hussein al-Najjar, 7
Samir Hussein al-Najjar,
Eman Hasan ar-Raqeeb, Khan Younis.
Khalil al-Najjar, 59, Khan
Jona al-Najjar, Khan Younis.
Ekhlas al-Najjar, Khan Younis.
Amna al-Najjar, Khan Younis.
Ikhlas Sameer Abu Shahla, 30
Hammoudeh Abu Shahla, 1
Islam Hammoudeh Abu Shahla, 4
Mahmoud al-Raqeeb, 11
Riham Fayez al-Breem, 19
two bodies still await identification.
The ages and names of the
victims are still being verified, but pictures from the hospital show
several small children who appear to be between the ages of five and
ten, whose bodies were recovered from the rubble. The bodies were badly
mutilated from the bomb. Some sources have reported that 11 of those
killed are children under age 10.
The bomb was dropped from a
US-made F16 aircraft, which targeted the crowded three story building
with apparently no warning whatsoever.
In addition to this
incident, another Palestinian killed in an Israeli airstrike Saturday
morning has been identified as:
He was targeted by an Israeli missile which
hit his car while he was returning to his home al Al-Shuhada street in
Gaza City. Medical sources report that his body was completely burnt
when it arrived at Shifa hospital.
Just before the truce was to
take effect, the Palestinian Ministry of Health reports that five bodies
were brought in to Shifa Hospital after an airstrike in the central
District of Gaza. Two were identified as:
Arafat Abu Oweily,
Abdul-Rahman Ouda at-Tilbani, Central District.
In a separate incident around the same time in southern Gaza, two
people were killed:
Nidal Ahmad 'Issa Abu al-'Asal, 27, Rafah.
Salim Salaam Abu
ath-Thoum, 87, Rafah.
Also Saturday morning, as the time of the
approached, Palestinian resistance fighters clashed with Israeli
soldiers at the northern border of the Gaza Strip. 3 Palestinians were
reported injured. The Israeli military spokesperson confirmed that two
Israeli soldiers were injured in these clashes, including a sergeant in
the engineering division. Three soldiers were reported to be critically
wounded, and over 20 others moderately or lightly wounded. The Israeli
military admitted the death of 36-year-old soldier Ya'er Ashkenazi.
Entire Gaza family killed prior to ceasefire, as death toll
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) --
The bodies of 85 Palestinians buried under the rubble of buildings
destroyed by Israeli occupation forces have been recovered since the
beginning of a 12-hour ceasefire Saturday morning at 8 a.m., as medical
authorities accessed areas that had been off-limits due to shelling.
Minutes before the humanitarian ceasefire went into effect in Gaza
on Saturday morning, meanwhile, an Israeli airstrike left at least 20
members of a Palestinian family dead in Khan Younis refugee camp.
Al-Najjar family had fled their homes in Khuza'a, just east of Khan
Younis, earlier in the day after Israeli artillery shelling there killed
dozens, and they were hoping to find shelter somewhere further from the
Their refuge in Khan Younis, however, turned out to be
anything but, as missiles fired from Israeli warplanes just before 8
a.m. completely leveled the four-story building they were sleeping in.
The airstrike killed eleven children, four women, and five men from
the family, according to Palestinian medical sources.
for the Palestinian Ministry of Health Ashraf al-Qidra named some of the
children killed in the strike as Khalil al-Najjar, Jana al-Najjar, Samir
al-Najjar, Ikhlas al-Najjar, Husam al-Najjar, Aminah al-Najjar and Eiman
The killing of the Al-Najjar family brought the death
toll in Gaza since the beginning of hostilities 18 days ago to 940, with
35 killed on Saturday morning alone, according to al-Qidra.
than 6,000 Palestinians have been injured during the same period, while
Israeli attacks on solidarity protests in the West Bank have left 11
dead in the last four days, including nine in a twenty-four period
ending early Saturday.
The deaths have led to an international
outcry and pressure on Israel to agree to a ceasefire, but late Friday
the Israeli cabinet rejected the idea hoping to secure a truce that
would allow it to continue operations inside Gaza.
meanwhile, has insisted that any ceasefire include the lifting of the
eight-year Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip, which has crippled the
economy and led to frequent shortages of basic goods.
Israeli bombardment continues up to 7:58
ceasefire came into effect at 8 a.m. Saturday, rescue teams said they
pulled six dead bodies from rubble in Al-Shuja'iya and a central Gaza
Palestinian medical sources said that Israeli
attacks on Gaza continued up until two minutes before the ceasefire went
into effect. According to the sources, a 87-year-old Palestinian man
Salim Abu Toum was killed at 7:58 a.m. by Israeli shelling east of Rafah
in the southern Gaza Strip.
Earlier on Saturday morning, Ashraf
al-Qidra announced the death of Abdullah Ayish Irmeilat in al-Zawayda
neighborhood in the central Gaza Strip as well as 53-year-old Ismail
Abdul-Qadir al-Kihk and grandson of Hamas founder Sheikh Ahmad Yasin
15-year-old Husam Abdul-Ghani Yasin in Gaza City.
also confirmed that dead body of Fadil Atawnah was taken to Shifa
Hospital completely burnt after Israeli warplanes targeted him while he
was walking home in Shuhada Street in Gaza City.
Muhammad Hosni al-Saqqa, 26, and Islam Ibrahim al-Naji, 19 were killed
by an Israeli airstrike on Sheikh Radwan neighborhood in Gaza City.
Another man was seriously injured in the attack.
midnight, a Palestinian paramedic Muhammad Matar al-Abadlah, 32, was
killed by Israeli occupation forces while he was helping victims in
eastern Khan Younis district.
IOF soldiers violate ceasefire, fire at ambulance cars
[ 26/07/2014 - 11:49 AM ]
Israeli occupation forces (IOF) violated the humanitarian ceasefire
on Saturday morning and fired at Palestinian citizens and ambulance cars
while trying to enter Khuza’a town to the east of Khan Younis.
Eyewitnesses said that after the 12-hour ceasefire went into effect
at 0800 this morning, Palestinian citizens and ambulance cars tried to
enter the beleaguered Khuza’a town but were confronted with Israeli
bullets, which forced them and the ambulance cars to leave the area.
Citizens questioned the role of the Red Cross that should have
coordinated the entry of those ambulance crews to evacuate bodies strewn
in the town’s streets and started to decompose.
Palestinian medical teams managed to retrieve the bodies of dozens of
victims, who were killed by Israeli gunfire in the border areas.
Around one thousand Palestinians were killed and around six thousand
others were wounded in the Israeli air, land, and sea attacks on the
Gaza Strip that started 20 days ago.
19 Palestinians mostly children, killed prior to ceasefire
[ 26/07/2014 - 09:35 AM ]
Nineteen Palestinians were killed at dawn Saturday when Israeli
warplanes bombed al-Najar family’s home in Khan Younis southern Gaza
Israeli artillery intensively fired shells at a residential building,
belonging to al-Najar family, in Khan Younis. Nineteen family members,
mostly children, were killed during the attack, medical sources
Meanwhile, Israeli warplanes targeted a home in Gaza City belonging
to Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Kajak, a leader in Hamas movement. Two citizens
were killed during the airstrike while 15 others were injured.
On the other hand, Israeli airstrikes continued to target Palestinian
health institutions most recently was Beit Hanoun hospital for the
second time within a week.
Local sources said that significant damage was caused, while dozens
of injuries were reported among the patients. More than 60 patients and
doctors are still trapped in the hospital, the sources added.
A foreign journalist was seriously injured during the attack on Beit
Palestinian health ministry earlier revealed that 25 health
institutions were totally or partially destroyed during Israeli
Along the same line, the Palestinian medic Mohamed Al-Abadlah, 32,
was killed by Israeli gunfire in Qarara town east of Khan Younis,
raising the number of medics killed since Israeli aggression on Gaza to
Mohamed was shot dead by Israeli gunfire while trying to save an
injured person. He bled to death as ambulance crews were blocked from
A spokesman for Health Ministry said that seven medics were killed
while 16 others were injured by Israeli gunfire since the Israeli
aggression on Gaza started almost three weeks ago.
More than twenty Palestinians were killed in Gaza few hours before
the 12-hour humanitarian ceasefire went into effect, bringing Gaza death
toll to 900 martyrs since the start of the Israeli aggression 20 days
Humanitarian ceasefire goes into effect
[ 26/07/2014 - 08:20 AM ]
A 12-hour humanitarian ceasefire between Palestinian resistance and
Israeli occupation forces (IOF) has gone into effect in Gaza starting
0800 am local time Saturday.
IOF artillery barrage escalated before the ceasefire went into
effect, pounding northern and eastern borders of the besieged enclave.
The Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, said that the IOF
intensified bombardment of Qarara to the north west of Khan Younis,
south of the Strip, to cover for the evacuation of is casualties.
It said that Israeli gunboats fired, at the same time, projectiles at
the beaches of Gaza.
Sami Abu Zuhri, a Hamas spokesman, said on Friday night that the
truce was accepted following national consensus, adding that it was
mediated by the UN.
The interior ministry in Gaza urged citizens and resistance fighters
to remain on the alert during the ceasefire, adding that its elements
will deploy in all areas and will extend assistance to all those in
The ministry asked citizens not to approach areas that came under
Israeli shelling fearing the presence of unexploded ordnance.
Israel's offensive in Gaza has 'killed more children than
[ 25/07/2014 - 08:32 PM ]
Israel has been accused of waging "war on the children" of Gaza after
it emerged that over a quarter of the dead are under 18 years old, the
“Telegraph” said on its website on Friday.
“The Al Mezan Centre for Human Rights, a Gaza-based human rights
organization which works with the UN, has verified the deaths of 132
children between July 7 and July 21 via its field workers,” the British
It added, “The impact of the conflict on children has been brought
home in part by social media, which has streamed distressing photographs
of small, mutilated corpses around the world. One incident, in which
four boys were killed while playing football on a beach, was
particularly striking, partly because journalists had been playing with
them shortly beforehand and witnessed what had happene”.
Human Rights Watch said in a statement that investigations of cases
where there were similar casualties with no apparent military objective
suggested Israel had committed war crimes.
"Israeli forces' failure to direct attacks at a military target
violates the laws of war," a statement said. "Israeli forces may also
have knowingly or recklessly attacked people who were clearly civilians,
such as young boys, and civilian structures, including a hospital –
laws-of-war violations that are indicative of war crimes."
List of Palestinians Killed Between 7/8 and 7/26
Friday July 25, 2014 15:25 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC News
This list is constantly updated due to the ongoing Israeli assault
on Gaza since July 8th. The following 808
names have been confirmed dead. At least 5840 Injured. We
realize the number of slain Palestinians is higher than this (881 as
of 09:45 am Saturday 7/26, according to the Ministry of Health), but
we are still awaiting confirmation of some names.
Killed Saturday, July 26
- Husam Abul-Ghani Yassin, 15, Gaza.
- Ismael Abdul-Qader al-Kojok,
- Mohammad Hosni as-Saqqa, 20, Gaza.
- Islam Ibrahim an-Naji, 19. Gaza.
- Mohammad Matar a-Abadla, 32, Gaza.
- Yorsa Salem Hasan al-Breem, 65, Gaza.
Mohammad Ahmad Abu Wadia, 19, Gaza.
- Hani Adel Abu Hassanen, 24, Gaza.
- Abdullah ‘Ayesh Salam Ermeilat, 39, Deir al-Balah.
- Eman Hasan ar-Raqeeb, Khan Younis.
- Bara' Mahmoud ar-Raqeeb, 11
- Khalil al-Najjar, 59, Khan Younis.
- Jona al-Najjar, Khan Younis.
- Ekhlas Najjar, Khan Younis.
- Amna al-Najjar, Khan Younis.
- Mutaz al-Najjar, Khan Younis.
- Majed Sameer Al-Najjar, 19, Khan Younis.
- Ghalia Mohammed al-Najjar, 56, Khan Younis.
Ahmad Khaled al-Najjar,14, Khan Younis.
- Eman Salah al-Najjar, 20, Khan Younis.
- Ulfat Hussein al-Najjar, 4, Khan Younis.
- Sumayya Harb al-Najjar, 50, Khan Younis.
- Kifah Samir al-Najjar 23, Khan Younis.
- Rawan Khaled al-Najjar, 17, Khan Younis.
- Husam Hussein al-Najjar, 7, Khan Younis.
- Samir Hussein al-Najjar, 2, Khan Younis.
- Ikhlas Sameer Abu Shahla, 30, Khan Younis.
- Amira Hammoudeh Abu Shahla, 1, Khan Younis.
- Islam Hammoudeh Abu Shahla, 4, Khan Younis.
- Riham Fayez al-Breem, 19
- Fadel At-Tawaneh, Gaza City.
- Arafat Abu Oweily, Central District.
- Abdul-Rahman Ouda at-Tilbani, Central District.
- Nidal Ahmad 'Issa Abu al-'Asal, 27, Rafah.
- Salim Salaam Abu ath-Thoum, 87, Rafah.
Killed Friday, July 25
- Maram Rajeh Fayyad, 26, Deir al-Balah
- Shaima’ Hussein Abdul-Qadder Qannan (pregnant), 23, Gaza.
Abdul-Hadi Salah Abu Hasanen, 9, Rafah.
- Hadi Salah ed-Deen Abu Hassanen, 12. Rafah.
- Salah Ahmad Hassanen, 45, Rafah.
- Abdul-Aziz Salah Ahmad
Hassanen, 15, Rafah.
Salam Ahmad Hassanen,
- Mohammad Ibrahim al-Khatib, 27, Khan Younis.
- Mohammad Samir Najjar, 25, Khan Younis.
- Rasmiyya Salama, 24, Khan Younis.
- Suleiman ash-Shawwaf, 21, Khan Younis.
- Rasha Abed-Rabbo ‘Affana, 25, northern Gaza.
- Ali Mohammad Asfour, 58, Khan Younis.
- Eid Mohammad Abu Qteifan, 23, Deir al-Balah.
- Eyad Nassr Sharab, Khan Younis.
- Najat Ibrahim an-Najjar, 35, Khan Younis
- Sharif Mohammad Hasan,
27, Khan Younis
Mohammad Khalil Hamad, 18, Khan Younis.
- Mandouh Ibrahim ash-Shawaf, 25, Khan Younis.
- Walid Sa’id al-Harazin, 5, Gaza
- Tareq Zohdi, 22, Meghraqa, Central District
- Salama Abu Kamil, 26. Meghraqa, Central District
- Ahmad Mahdi Abi Zour, 25, Gaza
- Naji Bassem Abu Ammouna, 25, Gaza
- Imad Adnan Abu Kamil, 20, Al-Meghraqa
Mohammad Yassin Siyam, Zeitoun - Gaza
- Rami Mohammad Yassin,
- Osama Salim Shaheen, 27, Khan Younis.
- Hamada Suleiman Abu Younis, 25.
- Mohammad Kamel an-Naqa, 34, Khan Younis.
- Kamaal Kamel an-Naqa, 35, Khan Younis.
- Yousef Kamal Mohammed al-Wasify, 26, Gaza City.
- Mazin Abdeen, 23, Rafah.
- Adnan Shahid Ashteiwi Abdeen, 35, Rafah.
- Mohammad Abdel Nasser Abu Zina, 24, al-Zaitoun.
Abdul Majeed al-Eidi, 35, al-Zaitoun.
- Mohammad Ahmed Abu
Wadiya, 19, Gaza City.
- Hani 'Adel Abu Hassanein, 24, Gaza City.
- Yassin Mustafa al-Astal, 38, Khan Younis.
- Yosra Salem Hasan al-Breem, 65, Khan Younis.
- Mohammad Issa Khaled Hajji, 24, Gaza City.
- Hasan Hussein al-Howwari, Gaza City.
- Hosam Rabhi, Gaza City.
- Hamed al-Bora'ey, a medic, Beit Hanoun.
- Mohammad Matar al-'Abadla, 32, medic, Khuza'a, Khan Younis.