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1061 Palestinians Killed, More than 6000 Injured by Israeli Air-Land Attacks on the Civilian Population in Gaza Strip, as of July 27, 2014



Arabic TV stations reported that the death toll since the beginning of the current Israeli war of aggression on Gaza Strip has reached 1061 Palestinians, and more than 6,000, who were injured by Israeli terrorist air-land attacks on Gaza, as of July 27, 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 functions.


First, it's education for readers in countries were the media is owned or controlled by pro-Israel Zionists who do not publish them.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. 




Resumed Israeli strikes kill 6 Palestinians in Gaza


 27/07/2014 12:41


GAZA CITY (Ma'an) --


Six Palestinians were killed and several others were injured Sunday in Gaza after Israeli forces resumed attacks, an official said.

Ashraf Al-Qidra told reporters that two Palestinian men were killed in al-Nusayrat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip.

He identified the two as 27-year-old Ibrahim Khalil Dirawi and 24-year-old Alaa Nahidh Matar.

Additionally, an Israeli attack on Khan Younis killed Issam Abu Sa'adah and Hazim Abu Shamalah in the Al-Zanna area.

He said later that two Palestinians were killed east of Khan Younis in an Israeli airstrike on a motorcycle.

A Ma'an reporter in Gaza said that shelling could be heard across the Strip, and that Israeli warplanes were hovering overhead.

Invading Israeli occupation forces shelled the central Gaza Strip, targeting Al-Buraij refugee camp, where many residents who returned to their homes Saturday remained, thinking the ceasefire would still be in effect as originally announced by Israeli officials.

Separately, a Palestinian child, Fadi Baraka, had succumbed to his wounds in a hospital in Egypt, and Baha al-Din Ahmad Said succumbed to his wounds in Al-Maghazi refugee camp, bringing Gaza total death toll to 1,058.

The invading Israeli occupation army said in a statement early Sunday that it would resume attacks on Gaza by air, land, and sea in response to rocket fire from Gaza militants.

Officials had earlier said Israel would extend Saturday's brief humanitarian ceasefire until midnight Sunday, but that its soldiers would continue searching for and destroying tunnels in the Strip throughout that time.

Hamas and other factions rejected the truce extension, with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine saying it was an attempt to ignore Palestinian demands.

Hamas said in a statement that "no humanitarian ceasefire is valid without Israeli tanks withdrawing from the Gaza Strip and without residents being able to return to their homes and ambulances carrying bodies being able to freely move around in Gaza."

Recovery of bodies Saturday

During Saturday's 12-hour ceasefire, medics digging through the remains of hundreds of Gaza homes uncovered at least 147 bodies.

On the ground, Palestinian ambulances sped into Gaza neighborhoods that have been too dangerous to enter for days.

Palestinians ventured onto Gaza's streets after the truce began, some eager to check homes they had fled, others to stock up on supplies.

In many places they found devastation: buildings leveled, and entire blocks of homes wiped out by Israeli bombardment.

In northern Beit Hanoon, the hospital was badly damaged by shelling, and AFP correspondents saw the charred body of a paramedic.

There were similar scenes in Al-Shuja'iya, where stiff bodies lay on the floor of a room in one building, one caked in dried blood, all of them covered in dust.

East of southern Khan Younis, residents were denied access most of the day to the heavily-hit Khuza'a neighborhood, with Israeli forces remaining inside the border area.

And in nearby Bani Suhayla, where 20 people were killed in a single Israeli air strike shortly before the truce began, women and children wept as they discovered their homes destroyed.

Some 80 percent of those killed by Israeli attacks in Gaza are civilians, according to rights groups.

The UN agency for children says that 192 Palestinian children have been killed during the latest conflict so far.

Israeli Army Resumes Bombardment of Gaza, Killing At Least Nine Palestinians

Sunday July 27, 2014 13:15 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC News

Palestinian medical sources have reported that Israeli missiles have killed nine Palestinians in noontime strikes on Sunday, while two more Palestinians dead of wounds suffered several days ago.

Another Palestinian was killed when the army bombarded Al-Shuja'iya neighborhood in Gaza, medical sources said.

He has been identified as:

1. Yousuf Abed Shehada al-Masri, 24,

The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza has reported two Palestinians have been killed after the army fired missiles into the Nussayrat area of Central Gaza. They have been identified as:

2. Ahmad Abu Sweirej, 23, Nussayrat, Central Gaza.

3. Mohammad Abu Haroun, 29, Nussayrat, Central Gaza.

A separate airstrike that also targeted the Nussayrat refugee camp, in Central Gaza, killed two and wounded several residents.

The slain Palestinians have been identified as;

4. Ibrahim Khalil ad-Derawi, 27, Central District.
5. Ala’ Nahedh Matar, 24, Central District.

Also, a Palestinian has been killed by an Israeli missile, near the Al-Hareth Mosque, in the Zanna area of Bani Soheila, in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. He has been identified as:

6. Issam Abdul-Karim Abu Sa’ada, 24, Khan Younis.

Another Palestinian was killed, and three others were wounded, by Israeli sells in Khan Younis. The Al-Quds Brigades said the slain Palestinian is one of its fighters. He has been identified as:

7. Hazem Fayez Abu Shammala, 33, Khan Younis.

Earlier Sunday, the Ministry of Health in Gaza said two Palestinians died at the Shifa Medical Center, of wounds suffered two days ago. They have been identified as:

8. Yousef Jamil Sobhi Hammouda, 16, Gaza.

9. Ikram ash-Shinbari, 23, Gaza City.

Furthermore, a Palestinian child also died at an Egyptian hospital, of injuries suffered after the army bombarded his home several days ago.

10. Fadi Baraka, Gaza.

Another Palestinian died of wounds suffered after an Israeli missile struck his home in the al-Maghazi camp several days ago. He has been identified as:

11. Baha’ ed-Deen Ahmad Sa’id, al-Maghazi.

Palestinian armed groups in Gaza fired several missiles into Israel after the initial twelve-hour truce ended, as the groups rejected any truce that does not include a full Israeli withdrawal from cities, towns and areas the army recently invaded as part of Israel’s war on Gaza.

The Israeli Ministerial Cabinet earlier approved extending the temporary truce for 24 hours, but rejected any withdrawal of the army from Gaza.

Hamas said it cannot approve a truce that allows for the continuation of Israeli strikes and military presence in Gaza, and Hamas reiterated its demand that Israel stop attacking medics and rescue teams trying to locate survivors under the rubble of their homes.

In the airstrikes, which began shortly after noon, the Israeli army fired missiles into several homes in the Sa’ayda area, east of the Al-Maghazi, and al-Masdar area, east of the Central District.

The army also fired missiles into the Nusseirat refugee camp, Bani Suhayla in Khan Younis, and even fired missiles into a school, where families are taking shelter in Gaza City, wounding two Palestinians.

The army fired shells into a civilian car in the Zaytoon neighborhood of Gaza City, causing damage but no injuries.

Israeli missiles struck several areas in Rafah, in southern Gaza, al-Maghazi and Gaza City, and Beit Hanoun in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.

The Israeli Economy Minister, head of the Jewish Home party, Naftali Bennett, posted on his Facebook page, “Israel is in the midst of an historic operation to destroy Hamas and completely disarm it. Now, especially now, we should not remove our foot from the gas pedal. No ceasefire, no truce, no rest, no peace, no dialogue. Hamas leaders know our phone numbers – if they want to disarm, call us. Otherwise, there will be no end to this operation.”

Israel Violates Ceasefire by Shooting Palestinian; Agrees to Extend ‘Ceasefire’ Until Sunday

Sunday July 27, 2014 01:36 by Celine Hagbard - IMEMC news

Naim Abdul Aziz Abu Zaher, 36, was shot to death by Israeli forces east of Deir al-Balah around 9 pm Saturday, two hours before the ‘temporary ceasefire’ was scheduled to end. Two other Palestinians died of their wounds early Sunday morning.

Soon after the shooting of Abu Zaher, Israeli authorities announced an extension of the ‘temporary ceasefire’ until Sunday morning at 7 am.

Also, just after midnight, in the early hours of Sunday July 27th, Ikram ash-Shimbari, 23, died of serious wounds she suffered when the army bombarded homes east of Gaza City several days ago.

Yusef Jamil Sobhi Hammouda, 16, also died of injuries sustained two days ago. He had been in the intensive care unit at Shifa Medical Center in Gaza City.

Israeli forces on Saturday released 20 wounded Palestinian civilians that they had abducted, and had been keeping in holding facilities. The wounded have been transferred to Kamal Adwan Hospital. They were released at Erez crossing, at the Gaza-Egypt border. All of the wounded residents were from Khan Younis, which has seen some of the heaviest casualties in the 18 days of Israeli aggression in Gaza.

All day Saturday, crews had been working to uncover bodies from the rubble of what had, just last week, been homes to thousands of people, mainly in the Shuja’eyya neighborhood of eastern Gaza City. On-the-ground eyewitnesses reported that Israeli forces targeted medics and rescue teams a number of times throughout the day, while they were searching for remains of Palestinians buried under rubble.

They were prevented from using any machinery to clear rubble, so they had to pull the cement and cinder blocks off the bodies by hand.

Palestinian medical sources report that a total of 147 bodies have been recovered from the rubble today and brought to morgues in various parts of Gaza which are already overflowing with bodies.

57 bodies were taken to Al-Shifa Hospital, the largest hospital in Gaza, locaed in western Gaza City. In Khan Younis, in southern Gaza, 27 bodies were brought to the Nasser Hospital, and 12 were brought to the Gaza European Hospital. In the central District of Gaza, 15 bodies were brought to the Al-Aqsa Hospital.

The bodies pulled from the rubble on Saturday are still awaiting identification. These victims will likely bring the current death toll of Palestinians killed in the past 18 days to over 1000.

The Ministry of Health has stated that a total of 1,049 Palestinians have been killed, and 6,000 injured since the Israeli offensive began on July 8th.

“Temporary Ceasefire” Extended Additional 4 Hours, Until 11 pm; Over 135 Bodies Recovered

Saturday July 26, 2014 21:03 by Celine Hagbard - IMEMC News

During the brief halt in Israeli bombardment on Saturday, Palestinian residents and medics have managed to retrieve the bodies of 135 Palestinians, mainly in Al-Shuja’iya, whose deaths had previously gone unreported because their whereabouts were unknown. Around 7 pm, Israeli officials announced that they would hold off on the resumption of bombardment of Gaza until 11 pm.

The Hamas party in Gaza had called for a ten-year truce with Israel, based on several conditions: that Israel lift the siege on Gaza that began in 2006 and has devastated the Palestinian economy, that Palestinians abducted by Israel since early June be released, and that access to travel to Jerusalem be restored.

These conditions, which are based in international law and are basic human rights under internationally-recognized conventions, have been rejected outright by Israeli authorities, who refused to even consider an extension of the 12-hour ‘temporary ceasefire’ for one week.

The U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and the French Foreign Minister had pleaded with Israel to extend the ceasefire at least for a few days, but Israeli officials refused.

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius told reporters, "We all call on parties to extend the humanitarian ceasefire. We all want to obtain a lasting ceasefire as quickly as possible that addresses both Israeli requirements in terms of security and Palestinian requirements in terms of socioeconomic development."

The meeting had included foreign ministers from the US, France, Britain, Germany, Italy, Qatar, Turkey, and the EU.

During the 12-hour ceasefire on Saturday, Palestinians returned to Shuja’iya neighborhood for the first time since a mass exodus on Sunday July 20th to find the neighborhood turned to rubble.

The Israeli forces, for their part, used the twelve-hour cessation of bombing to dig tunnels and trenches, put up barricades and construct sand-bag walls, indicating that they plan an extended offensive in Gaza, and will likely re-start their bombing campaign and invasion as soon as the 11:00 pm deadline hits.

Gaza's health sector on brink of collapse

[ 26/07/2014 - 06:31 PM ]


Dr. Mohammad Abu Arab has warned, in an exclusive interview with the PIC, that medical services in Gaza city are on the brink of collapse as the Israeli aggression against the Strip continues for the 20th day running, calling for immediate action to save Gaza health sector.

Abu Arab, who resides in Norway, came to Gaza in the early days of the Israeli aggression as a volunteer at Shifa Hospital.

Dr. Abu Arab said the general health conditions in Gaza are catastrophic. “We are forced to use expired drugs due to acute lack of medicines while many other essential drugs are in dire shortage.”

He pointed out that Israel has committed war crimes during its ongoing aggression, explaining that it used internationally-banned weapons including DIME and White Phosphor. He held the international community responsible for its continued silence over these crimes.

Palestinian doctors in Europe have made contacts with European health institutions and international humanitarian organizations to brief them about the very difficult health situation in the besieged Strip.

“Israeli strikes are launched randomly with no military targets at all,” he told Gulf News. “The majority of them are innocent civilians. Many of them are children and women, which proves that the vengeful Israeli assaults target civilians”, the doctor said.

“We have come to this conclusion according to the statistics of the injured people and the nature of the injuries where victims, heads and chests are mainly targeted by the Israeli forces,” he said.

“The wholesale killing of Palestinian civilians clearly indicates that killers on the field had been ordered to kill as many of those civilians as they can in the shortest possible time. This inhuman trend of war must be halted with immediate effect.”

“Gaza health capabilities were far better in the previous two aggressions than the current catastrophic conditions of the ongoing assault,” he said. “The humanitarian conditions in Gaza imply an immediate lift of the blockade imposed on the coastal enclave as this blockade is in itself a crime against humanity.”

For its part, the World Health Organization (WHO) urged on Friday the creation of a humanitarian corridor in the besieged Gaza Strip to allow for the evacuation of the wounded.

"WHO is calling for the creation of a humanitarian corridor ... to reach various crossings and to help in the evacuation of the large number of injured people," said Paul Garwood, a spokesman for the UN health agency.

"There's a daily increase in casualty figures," he told reporters.

Garwood said WHO representatives had been in contact in recent days with Israel as well as Egypt to discuss the possibility of setting up a corridor.

He said that as of Thursday, the total number of people injured in Gaza since the start of the Israeli offensive on 8 July stood at 5,118, among them 1,561 children, 1,700 women and 203 elderly.

"The huge strains on the facilities inside Gaza, coupled with the challenges to get replenishments to those facilities, and the increasing insecurity on a daily basis is increasing the number of people who are getting injured, and they need better medical care," he added.

UN report: One child has been killed in Gaza every hour

[ 26/07/2014 - 06:20 PM ]


The Under-Secretary-General for humanitarian affairs, Valerie Amos, has described the situation in Gaza as “dire”, as the organization revealed that one child has been killed every hour in the conflict for the past three days.

According to the latest situation report from Gaza by the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the Israeli shelling had caused damage to six UN-run schools out of 83 hosting at least 140,000 people who have been forced to evacuate their homes, the Independent British newspaper said.

Baroness Amos said: “People are sheltering in UN schools which as a result cannot be used for education. They are running out of food, and water is also a serious concern”.

“About 44 per cent of the total area of Gaza is not fit for living”, she said, adding that people leaving their homes due to the shelling makes things worse.

“The majority of those killed in Gaza are women, children and men who have nothing to do with the fighting. That we have had children, so many children killed as a result of the violence in the last few days is a terrible, terrible situation.”

UNICEF also reported that 33 per cent of civilian deaths are children.

As the ongoing Israeli aggression on Gaza has entered its third week, more than a thousand Palestinians have been killed while around six thousand others were injured.

List of Palestinians Killed Between 7/8 and 7/27

Sunday July 27, 2014 13:25 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC News

This list is constantly updated due to the ongoing Israeli assault on Gaza since July 8th. The following 857 names have been confirmed.

We realize the number of slain Palestinians is higher than this. The Ministry of Health has stated that a total of 1,049 Palestinians have been killed, and 6,000 injured as of 13:11 pm Sunday July 27th, but we are still awaiting confirmation of some names.

This site, 'Beyond Numbers', has pictures of many of these victims.

Killed Sunday, July 27

  1. Ikram ash-Shinbari, 23, Gaza City, died of earlier injuries.
  2. Yusef Jamil Sobhi Hammouda, 16, Gaza City, died of earlier injuries.
  3. Ibrahim Khalil ad-Derawi, 27, central District.
  4. Ala Nahedh Matar, 26, central District.
  5. Hazem Fayez Abu Shammala, 33, central District
  6. Issam Abdul-Karim Abu Sa’ada, Khan Younis.
  7. Ahmad Abu Sweirej, 23, Nusseirat, Central Gaza.
  8. Mohammad Abu Haroun, 29, Nusseirat, Central Gaza.
  9. Fadi Baraka, Gaza, child, died of earlier injuries.
  10. Baha’ ed-Deen Ahmad Sa’id, al-Maghazi, died of earlier injuries.
  11. Yousef Abed Shehada al-Masri, 24, Shuja'eyya, Gaza

Killed Saturday, July 26

  1. Husam Abul-Ghani Yassin, 15, Gaza.
  2. Ismael Abdul-Qader al-Kojok, 53, Gaza.
  3. Mohammad Hosni as-Saqqa, 20, Gaza.
  4. Islam Ibrahim an-Naji, 19. Gaza.
  5. Mohammad Matar a-Abadla, 32, Gaza.
  6. Yorsa Salem Hasan al-Breem, 65, Gaza.
  7. Mohammad Ahmad Abu Wadia, 19, Gaza.
  8. Hani Adel Abu Hassanen, 24, Gaza.
  9. Abdullah ‘Ayesh Salam Ermeilat, 39, Deir al-Balah.
  10. Eman Hasan ar-Raqeeb, Khan Younis.
  11. Bara' Mahmoud ar-Raqeeb, 11
  12. Khalil al-Najjar, 59, Khan Younis.
  13. Jona al-Najjar, Khan Younis.
  14. Ekhlas Najjar, Khan Younis.
  15. Amna al-Najjar, Khan Younis.
  16. Mutaz al-Najjar, Khan Younis.
  17. Majed Sameer Al-Najjar, 19, Khan Younis.
  18. Ghalia Mohammed al-Najjar, 56, Khan Younis.
  19. Ahmad Khaled al-Najjar,14, Khan Younis.
  20. Eman Salah al-Najjar, 20, Khan Younis.
  21. Ulfat Hussein al-Najjar, 4, Khan Younis.
  22. Sumayya Harb al-Najjar, 50, Khan Younis.
  23. Kifah Samir al-Najjar 23, Khan Younis.
  24. Rawan Khaled al-Najjar, 17, Khan Younis.
  25. Husam Hussein al-Najjar, 7, Khan Younis.
  26. Samir Hussein al-Najjar, 2, Khan Younis.
  27. Ikhlas Sameer Abu Shahla, 30, Khan Younis.
  28. Amira Hammoudeh Abu Shahla, 1, Khan Younis.
  29. Islam Hammoudeh Abu Shahla, 4, Khan Younis.
  30. Riham Fayez al-Breem, 19
  31. Fadel At-Tawaneh, Gaza City.
  32. Arafat Abu Oweily, Central District.
  33. Abdul-Rahman Ouda at-Tilbani, Central District.
  34. Nidal Ahmad 'Issa Abu al-'Asal, 27, Rafah.
  35. Salim Salaam Abu ath-Thoum, 87, Rafah.
  36. Naim Abdul Aziz Abu Zaher, 36, Deir al-Balah


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