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1104 Palestinians Killed, 6470 Injured, Mostly Children, Women, Elderly, by Israeli Air-Land Attacks on Gaza Strip, July 28, 2014
Palestine TV reported that the Palestinian Health Ministry announced that the death toll since the beginning of the current Israeli war of aggression on Gaza Strip has reached 1104 Palestinians, and that more than 6,470 were injured by Israeli terrorist air-land attacks on Gaza, as of July 28, 2014, 8:00 pm ET.
These figures were not final as more Israeli air-land attacks were still going on during the night.
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First, it's education for readers in countries were the media is owned or controlled by pro-Israel Zionists who do not publish them.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.
UN: Israeli Military Drops More Leaflets, Gaza Evacuation in Progress
According to the official website of
the United Nations, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has learned, with
concern, that leaflets are reportedly being dropped by the Israeli
military over the northern Gaza Strip, this evening. The leaflets serve
to warn tens of thousands of residents to leave their homes and evacuate
to Gaza City.
In First Major Attacks After End of Ceasefire, Israeli Bombs Hit Hospital & Playground, Killing 10
Israeli army confirms Thursday's shelling of UN refuge
Palestinian Muslims in Gaza say they had hoped to have a quiet
holiday of Eid al-Fitr, which begins Monday and goes until Friday. But,
the Israeli military began pounding Gaza with bombs as soon as the
‘temporary ceasefire’ was scheduled to end – at noon on Monday. Two of
the targets were a playground and a hospital.
Including A Child, Two Killed By Israeli Missiles In Gaza
Palestinian Medical Sources have reported that a Palestinian man and
child were killed, and several Palestinians were injured, after the army
bombarded homes Jabalia. Soldiers also fired missiles into lands and
property in different parts of the Gaza Strip, in direct violation of
Euro-Mid Observer: 6,000 mercenaries take part in killing Palestinian civilians
[ 28/07/2014 - 12:19 PM ]
The Euro-Mid Observer for Human Rights has called on western countries to withdraw their citizens who serve as mercenaries in the Israeli occupation army.
Euro-Mid Observer revealed on Sunday that hundreds of Europeans, Americans, and Canadians, who have enrolled in the Israeli army, had taken part in killing Palestinian civilians especially in Gaza.
The human rights observer pointed to the Israeli programs and campaigns that work on recruiting Jews from foreign countries in the Israeli army.
Around 6,000 foreign mercenaries including 2,000 Americans are currently fighting within the Israeli occupation army, the report said.
The U.S. State Department announced last week that two Jewish American soldiers were killed during clashes in Gaza, identified as Max Steinberg, 24, and Nassim Sean Carmeli, 21, who were fighting within the Golani Brigade.
Euro-Mid Observer documented that a number of non-Israeli soldiers were also killed during the ongoing aggression on Gaza.
The report said that dozens of non-Israeli soldiers took part in the two previous Israeli aggressions on Gaza in 2008/2009 and 2012.
“In light of the horrific crimes committed by the Israeli army in Gaza, we call on western countries to withdraw their citizens and to prevent them being engaged in future crimes”, the Geneva-based Observer said in its statement.
Euro-Mid Observer expressed its fears that these non-Israeli soldiers might receive financial motivation to serve in the Israeli army, which make them mercenaries according to Article 47 of Additional Protocol I to the Geneva Conventions, 8 June 1977.
Eighteen Civilians Killed As Israel Continues To Strike Homes In Gaza
The Israeli army resumed its bombardments of different areas of the
Gaza Strip, hitting more homes and civilian structures, killing at least
eighteen more Palestinians, including an entire family, and wounding
dozens of residents.
10 children killed in Israeli bombing of children's playground
[ 28/07/2014 - 04:24 PM ]
Israel committed a new massacre in Gaza Strip on the first day of Eid after bombing a children’s playground and Shifa Hospital. Dozens of casualties were reported.
Israeli warplanes targeted on Monday evening a playground near al-Shati refugee camp, killing at least ten children while playing and celebrating Eid al-Fitr holiday.
The children's bodies have been torn to shreds, medics said.
Meanwhile, a new airstrike targeted the outpatient clinic of al-Shifa Hospital, critically injuring ten civilians.
Palestinian Health Ministry said that 10 children were killed and 50 people were injured during Eid's massacre.
Civilians in the besieged Gaza Strip have marked their Eid’s day with great sorrow after Gaza death toll hit 1045, all killed in the ongoing Israeli offensive.
Hamas: Israeli rejection of ceasefire during Eid serious escalation
[ 28/07/2014 - 04:05 PM ]
Hamas Movement has said that Israeli authorities refused a humanitarian ceasefire deal during Eid al-Fitr holiday.
In a brief statement issued on Monday, Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri considered Israeli rejection of a ceasefire as a serious escalation and a flagrant violation of Muslims’ feelings and religious holidays.
For its part, the Palestinian Interior Ministry affirmed that no ceasefire agreement has been reached between Palestinian resistance factions and Israeli occupation.
Spokesman for the ministry confirmed on Monday morning that the “Israeli enemy” refused a ceasefire agreement on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr.
Civilians in the besieged Gaza Strip have marked their first Eid’s day with a great sorrow after Gaza death toll hit 1035, all killed in the ongoing Israeli offensive.
Hamas, meanwhile, expressed pride in the great victories and achievements made by the Palestinian resistance mainly the Qassam Brigades during the ongoing aggression on Gaza along the past three weeks.
In a statement on Monday, Hamas hailed the Palestinian people’s legendary steadfastness in face of the Israeli war machine.
The Movement mourned Palestinian martyrs in the West Bank, Jerusalem and Gaza, wishing speed recovery to all those injured during the aggression.
The statement called on the Palestinian people at home and in the diaspora to unite their efforts in respect to the martyrs’ blood and resistance fighters’ sacrifices.
The Movement also hailed the pro-Palestine media campaigns launched all over the world in solidarity with Gaza, calling for intensifying support for the Palestinian people’s steadfastness.
4-year-old child killed on Eid day
[ 28/07/2014 - 03:50 PM ]
On the first day of Eid on Monday Israeli warplanes continued to target Palestinian civilian homes throughout Gaza Strip, killing a 4-year-old child in Jabalia.
Meanwhile, Palestinian medics managed to retrieve seven bodies from under the rubble in Khuzaa near Khan Younis.
Israeli warplanes have also targeted agricultural lands in central and southern areas of the Strip. No injuries were reported.
Israeli sources claimed that the airstrikes targeted two missile launching pads used by resistance fighters to fire rockets at Israeli targets.
Civilians in the besieged Gaza Strip have marked their first Eid day with great sorrow after Gaza death toll hit 1035, all killed in the ongoing Israeli offensive.
Besieged Gaza marks grim Eid after death toll tops 1035
[ 28/07/2014 - 11:14 AM ]
Civilians in the besieged Gaza Strip have marked their Eid’s day with a great sorrow after Gaza death toll has hit 1035, all killed in the ongoing Israeli offensive.
Palestinian citizens Hussein Hassan Abu al-Naja, 65, was killed in Israeli artillery attack east of Khan Younis, to the South of Gaza, while Imad al-Bardawil, 44, died of wounds he sustained in an earlier airstrike 17 days ago.
Two members of the municipality personnel were killed in an Israeli strike Sunday evening while they were carrying out distribution missions east of Khan Younis. Hundreds of others were left severely wounded in the process.
Gaza death toll has been brought to 1035, including 236 children, 93 women, and 47 elderly civilians, all killed in no more than 22 days.
Some 6233 civilians have been left severely wounded, including 1994 children, 1169 ladies, and 257 elderly people.
A wave of Israeli sea, air, and on-the-ground military offensives has been launched by the Israeli occupation forces in the besieged Gaza Strip more than three weeks ago, leading to unspeakable human and material damages.
70 per cent of Gaza's water installations are malfunctioning
[ 28/07/2014 - 05:54 PM ]
Head of the Palestinian Water Authority Shaddad Attili confirmed that 70 per cent of the water installations in Gaza Strip are malfunctioning as a result of being targeted in the Israeli army attacks or due to power and fuel shortage.
This led to a decrease of 70-80 per cent in comparison to the original quantities, in addition to the deteriorating water, health, and environmental situation.
In a press statement, Attili warned of the serious risks faced by the people of Gaza Strip as one of the most populated places on earth due to the continued blockade and water pollution and the lack of power to run vital installations.
He pointed out that the water authority crews have not been able till now to evaluate the damage caused by the Israeli war on Gaza Strip due to the continued hostilities against the civilians and infrastructure .The preliminary estimates for the necessary repairs in the water sector reached nearly five million dollars.
He added that among nearly one million people out of 1.8 million citizens are deprived of drinking water as a result of the sewer lines damage and the accumulation of waste.
He reported that more than 110 thousand people who sought refuge in UNRWA schools, public schools, other families' homes and public squares are facing water shortage due to the frequent targeting of water lines or the inability of the water cisterns to meet the people's needs.
Attili warned of the imminent danger resulted of the flow of wastewater in many areas especially in north Gaza (Beit Hanoun, Beit Lahia) after the targeting of sewer lines and sanitary pumps, in addition to power shortage and sewer flooding that may lead to the spread of diseases and epidemics.
He pointed out that five members of the technical teams were killed after being targeted while working to repair the damages, saying that they cannot reach some areas especially the civilian communities on the northern borders of Gaza (almost 600 thousand people).
Attili emphasized that war crimes were committed in Gaza Strip including the significant targeting of the Strip’s infrastructure, water supply and sanitation.
It resulted in the destruction of water utilities such as water wells, water pipes and networks and the mixing of sewage and potable water.
He explained that the preliminary assessment of the relief needs for water works and sewage reached more than five million dollars and approximately twenty million dollars to repair the sanitation infrastructure damage.
He called on water sector’s donor countries and international organizations to support the efforts of the “Water Authority”, international organizations and the Red Cross to meet water and sanitation humanitarian needs and to provide support for the provision of drinking water for the displaced people and for the entire population in the Gaza Strip in general.
He stressed the need to work immediately to provide safe corridors, to stop targeting technical crews and fuel and water tanks, and to enable Water Authority and municipal crews to restore the artesian wells and desalination plants that have been directly or indirectly targeted.
List of Palestinians Killed Between 7/8 and 7/28
This list is constantly updated due to the ongoing Israeli assault on Gaza since July 8th. The following 929 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 1,067 Palestinians have been killed, and at least
6470 injured as of 19:00 pm Sunday July 27th, but we are still awaiting
confirmation of some names.
Killed Monday, July 28
Killed Sunday, July 27
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