1,200 Palestinians Killed, Including 100
today, 6700 Injured by Israeli Air-Land-Naval Attacks on the Besieged
Palestinian Population in Gaza Strip, July 29, 2014
More than 100 killed in Gaza in last 14 hours, on July 29,
Maan, 29/07/2014 15:05
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) --
The Palestinian Ministry of Health on Tuesday afternoon said that
more than 100 Palestinians had been killed by the Israeli air-land-naval
attacks on Tuesday alone, bringing the death
total past 1,200 as hundreds of thousands fled their homes across
Earlier statements from the ministry had given the
number of dead at around 57 for the morning, but after consultation with
hospitals across the Strip the total was revised to more than 100 dead
and hundreds more injured.
The Ministry of Health also said that
as of Monday night nearly 5,000 homes had been
completely destroyed, while tens of thousands more had been
The United Nations, meanwhile, estimated
that more than 215,000 Gazans had fled their home, or more than 10
percent of the besieged coastal enclave's total population.
Monday, Israeli authorities had given 400,000
Gazans evacuation orders, but with all the borders closed and the
Israeli bombardment and ground invasion continuing in the northern,
central, and southern Gaza Strip, the vast majority had nowhere to go
except UN shelters.
Last week, however, Israeli shelling hit at
least four UN-designated shelters, killing more than 20 and injuring
The violence followed a relatively quiet weekend in
which more than 100 bodies were found in Gaza rubble but Israeli
shelling killed only a handful of Palestinians, drawing increasingly
urgent international demands for an end to the fighting.
name of humanity, the violence must stop," pleaded UN Secretary General
But the calls appeared to be falling on deaf ears,
with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warning Monday it would
be "a lengthy campaign" that would not end before troops destroyed
cross-border tunnels used for staging attacks on southern Israel.
"Israeli citizens cannot live with the threat from rockets and from
death tunnels -- death from above and from below," he said.
the ground, hundreds of Palestinians could be seen leaving their homes
after the army warned residents of five areas to flee and take refugee
in central Gaza City, an AFP correspondent said.
Many headed for already-cramped UN schools
in the north, where children ran barefoot around a dirty school yard
alongside stinking piles of rubbish.
"We came yesterday after
the army warned us to leave," said 46-year-old Ghassan Abed who fled
from his home in the northern town of Beit Lahiya with his wife and six
"About 200 people just from our street have fled," he
UN statistics published Monday showed 215,000 Palestinians
had already fled their homes, with 170,461 staying in 82 of the agency's
On Tuesday, several tank shells struck Gaza's sole power
plant, causing damage and a fire, bringing it grinding to a halt, a
senior official with the power authority said.
strike targeted the home of top Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh in Gaza
City's Shati refugee camp, officials said.
workers remove a body from under the rubble of a building destroyed by
A deceptive calm
Tensions rose sharply on
Monday after a shell landed inside the Shifa hospital compound in Gaza
City, followed by a blast at a children's playground in the city's Shati
refugee camp, that killed 10, eight of them children.
in Al-Shati said an F-16 fired several missiles at a motorized rickshaw
in a claim denied by the Israeli army, which also said it had not
targeted the hospital.
Shortly afterwards, a mortar killed four
soldiers near a kibbutz in southern Israel, the army said, indicating
another soldier had been killed in action in southern Gaza.
the violence soared, top diplomats from Britain, France, Germany, Italy
and the United States pledged to "redouble their efforts" and step up
the pressure to persuade the sides to accept a truce.
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas was expected to visit Cairo with
representatives of Hamas and Islamic Jihad, another militant group, for
fresh talks with the Egyptians on ending the violence in Gaza, a senior
source in Ramallah told AFP, without saying when.
Another bloody night in Gaza, Scores of Palestinians killed
[ 29/07/2014 - 09:50 AM ]
Israeli warplanes continued to heavily strike civilian homes
overnight throughout Gaza Strip, killing and injuring dozens of people
mostly children and women.
Eight Palestinians were killed at dawn Tuesday while dozens of
injuries were reported when Israeli warplanes hit three civilian homes
in central and southern Gaza Strip.
Local sources confirmed that five Palestinians were killed after
bombing a home in Maghazi camp in central Gaza. Dozens of injuries,
mostly children, were reported during the attack.
A child was also killed after bombing their family home in Nussayrat
camp also in central Gaza.
In Khan Younis, Israeli warplanes heavily bombed Al-Najjar family’s
home. Two martyrs and a number of injuries were reported during the
On the other hand, Israeli jet fighters hit late Monday Al-Buraij
refugee camp, totally destroying dozens of civilian homes. Dozens of
casualties were reported.
At least 12 civilians were killed while 40 people were critically
wounded during the attack. Several casualties are still buried under the
In Rafah, seven people were killed and 20 others were injured, most
of them were children and women.
Along the same line, 12 civilians including six women were killed
after targeting three homes in Gaza Strip late last night.
Eight people including five women were killed after bombing a home in
Rafah southern Gaza Strip.
Israeli warplanes have also targeted two civilian homes and an UNRWA
school harboring hundreds of displaced people after destroying their
homes during the heavy airstrikes on the Strip.
Three other people were killed after bombing former premier Ismail
Haniya’s family’s home in central Gaza late on Monday.
Several casualties were reported after bombing a new home in Dair El-Balah,
while four citizens were killed during the heavy airstrikes on Gaza
Meanwhile, five people including three brothers were killed and
around 20 others were wounded during a series of airstrikes over Khan
Younis late last night.
Gaza death toll has been steadily increasing as each day of Israeli
aggression passes. At least 1108 Palestinians have been killed, with
some 6500 wounded.
Young Palestinian Man Dies Of Wounds Suffered Last Week In
Tuesday July 29, 2014 13:29 by IMEMC & Agencies
Palestinian medical sources reported that a young Palestinian man,
died on Tuesday, due to a serious injury suffered last week during
clashes with Israeli occupation soldiers invading Ethna town, west of
the southern West Bank city of Hebron.
The sources said Ala’
Jihad Ahmad Zghayyar, 21, suffered a serious injury a week ago, after
the army fired live rounds at Palestinian protesters at the entrance of
He died of his wounds at the al-Ahli Hospital in Hebron.
Medical sources said Zghayyar was shot by a Dumdum bullet that
expands and explodes in the body upon impact.
Palestinians have been killed and seriously injured due to Israel’s
illegal use of mushroom and expanding bullets, including Dumdum bullets.
Journalist, His Family, Killed By Israeli Missile In Rafah
Tuesday July 29, 2014 12:50 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies
Mayor of Al-Boreij Killed By Israeli Missile
The Israeli occupation terrorist army continued its illegitimate
bombardment of Palestinian homes, and civilian property, and killed five
family members of a Palestinian journalist, including two children in
Media sources said the Israeli strikes also targeted
government facilities and ministries, media outlets, mosques and even
homes of senior political leaders of Hamas, including the deputy head of
the Hamas Political Bureau, Ismael Haniyya.
Medical sources said
resident Ezzat Dheir, a 23-year-old journalist, working for a local
radio, was killed along with four members of his family, after an
Israeli missile striking his home.
The slain Palestinians have
been identified as:
1. Ezzat Dheir, 23, Rafah.
Dheir, 80, Rafah.
3. Yasmeen Dheir, 25, Rafah.
4. Mary Dheir, 12,
5. Tasneem Dheir, 8, Rafah.
The al-Hurriyya (Freedom)
Radio issued a statement denouncing the ongoing Israeli crimes against
the Palestinian people, including journalists and medics, adding that
Dheir was its correspondent in Gaza.
Also on Tuesday, head of
the al-Borei Local council, Anis Abu Shammala, was killed after an
israeli missile was fired into is home.
On Monday, ten children
were killed, and more than 30 were injured, when the army fires missiles
into a playground north of the Shaty’ refugee camp, west of Gaza City.
The army also fired missiles into clinics of the Shifa Hospital,
one of the biggest hospitals in the Gaza Strip, wounding at least five
Another Palestinian was killed, and three were
injured, after the army fired a missile into his home in Beit Lahia, in
the northern part of the Gaza Strip.
including two brothers, have also been killed by an Israeli missile
striking a home, belonging to al-Hashshash family, in Rafah.
Gaza's main power plant was hit by Israeli tank shells on Tuesday,
shutting it down completely. The power plant had already been operating
at 20% capacity, after having been hit by Israeli airstrikes last week.
Most Palestinians depend on the central Gaza power plant to provide
This will also severely impact the ability of
Palestinians to communicate to the outside world via the Internet --
which has been the main source of information getting out of Gaza up
until this point. Gaza's main power plant was also heavily bombarded
during the Israeli invasion of 2009, which had a serious impact on
hospitals' ability to provide care.
At least 40 Palestinians have
been killed by Israeli missiles on Tuesday, while dozens have been
injured, some seriously.
At least 1100 Palestinians have been,
and Israeli missiles have injured more than 6470 and shells since Israel
launched its offensive on Gaza on July 8. The majority of the casualties
are are children, women and elderly.
32 Palestinians Killed in Israeli Airstrikes Tuesday Morning;
Government Buildings Targeted
Tuesday July 29, 2014 10:57 by Celine Hagbard - IMEMC News
Palestinian sources in Gaza are reporting a large number of Israeli
bombs dropped in northern, southern, central, western and eastern Gaza
on Tuesday morning, including the Palestinian Ministry of Finance,
Ministry of Agriculture, the home of Prime Minister Ismail Haniyya, the
Al Quds News Agency, the Port of Gaza, and carpet-bombing of whole
neighborhoods, particularly in northern Gaza and in Rafah. Palestinian
resistance fighters killed 10 Israeli soldiers.
Tuesday morning shelling of Gaza port (image by Nicole Johnson -
@nicolealjazeera on Twitter)
The attacks began in the early
morning hours on Tuesday, when most of Gaza was in darkness because of
cuts to electricity. The bombs began to fall on residential areas in
northern and southern Gaza, and striking government buildings in Gaza
A teenage girl, @Farah_Gazan, tweeted pictures of bombs
dropping near her house and wrote “I might die tonight”, reflecting the
sentiments of many Palestinians in Gaza who have been living in terror
for the past three weeks.
In Khan Younis, in southern Gaza, an
Israeli airstrike killed five people and wounded at least 20. The five
killed were identified as Naji Ahmad al-Raqqab, 19, Ramy Khaled al-Raqqab,
35, Mahmoud Osama al-Qosas, Shadi Abd al-Kareem Farwana, Mustafa Abd al-Samiee
Also in Khan Younis, in the neighborhood of al-Fakhari,
an airstrike killed Yahiya Mohammad Abdullah al-Aqqad, 49.
Jabalia, in the north, five people were killed, and 50 were injured by
Israeli tank shells and air strikes. The people killed include three
children - Yusef Emad Qaddoura, Huna Emad Qaddoura, and Mohammad Musa
Alwan. Also killed were Mariam Khalil Ruba, age 70, and Hani Abu Khalifa.
This is the same town in which around 200,000 people were ordered
via leaflets dropped by planes
Monday to leave their homes, but were not told where they should go,
other than ‘south’. UN schools
that have been turned into makeshift shelters are already full to
overflowing, with refugees from the eastern Gaza town of
Shuja’eyya and other bombed out areas.
In central Gaza, at
least 15 people were wounded in an airstrike on Sheikh Radwan
neighborhood of Gaza City.
Al Jazeera reporter Imtiaz Tyab
reported that Israeli airstrikes in western Gaza City hit the Gaza port,
causing windows to blow out in the hotel where many foreign journalists
Palestinian fighters engaged with the Israeli
military twice in northern and once southern Gaza between Monday night
and Tuesday morning. The Israeli paper Ha’aretz reported “Ten Israeli
soldiers have died in the past 24 hours: five in a militant border
infiltration, four in mortar shell fire near the border and one during
clashes in Gaza's south.”
Palestinian resistance fighters managed
to access an Israeli military base in northern Gaza via a tunnel, and
killed five Israeli soldiers in a gun battle.
morning aerial and ground assault by Israeli troops is a marked increase
from the last several days, in which Palestinian medics were allowed
(for an hour at a time) into bombed-out neighborhoods to try to find
survivors and to pull bodies from the rubble. Some survivors were found
in Khuza’a in eastern
Khan Younis, but medics were forced out of the area before they
could finish checking the area, because of heavy Israeli shelling.
See also: Remains of 85 Palestinians Located Under Rubble of
Israeli jets destroy the house of Hamas leader Haniya
[ 29/07/2014 - 08:06 AM ]
A drove of Israeli warplanes blasted the house of Ismail Haniya,
former Palestinian Prime Minister and Deputy Head of Hamas Political
Bureau, inside the Shati refugee camp west of Gaza City at dawn Tuesday.
According to Palestinian sources, the Israeli jets hit Haniya’s home
with a barrage of rockets, reducing it to rubble.
The incident occurred at a time when the besieged Gaza Strip has been
targeted by a large-scale Israeli military offensive, leading to the
mass-murder of 1100 civilians and the destruction of hundreds of homes.
The Israeli jets rocked other public institutions and a factory along
with a number of Gaza civilian homes, leading to unspeakable human and
The attack turned the headquarters of the civil service department,
west of Gaza, into ruins.
Al-Amin mosque, southwest of Gaza, and Al-Salihin, west of Rafah,
were razed to the ground.
Dozens of Gaza civilians have been left severely wounded in the
List of Palestinians Killed Between 7/8 and 7/29
Tuesday July 29, 2014 12:11 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC News, 8:00 am ET
This list is constantly updated due to the ongoing Israeli assault on
Gaza since July 8th. The following 953 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 1100 Palestinians have been killed, but we are
still awaiting confirmation of some names.
This site, 'Beyond Numbers',
has pictures of many of these victims.
Killed Tuesday, July 29
- Naji Ahmad al-Raqqab, 19, Khan Younis.
- Ramy Khaled al-Raqqab, 35, Khan Younis.
- Mahmoud Osama al-Qosas, Khan Younis.
- Shadi Abd al-Kareem Farwana, Khan Younis.
- Mustafa Abd al-Samiee al-Ubadala, Khan Younis.
- Yahiya Mohammad Abdullah al-Aqqad, 49, Khan Younis.
- Yusef Emad Qaddoura, child, Jabalia.
- Huna Emad Qaddoura, child, Jabalia.
- Mohammad Musa Alwan, child, Jabalia.
- Mariam Khalil Ruba, 70, Jabalia.
- Hani Abu Khalifa, Jabalia.
- Soheila al-'Ejel, 70, Gaza City.
- Mo'nes Ahmad, Nusseirat, Central Gaza.
- Ezzat Dheir, 23, Rafah.
- Turkeyya Dheir, 80, Rafah.
- Yasmeen Dheir, 25, Rafah.
- Mary Dheir, 12, Rafah.
- Tasneem Dheir, 8, Rafah.
- Soheil Hasan Nassar, Beit Lahia.
- Anis Abu Shammala, Al-Boreij (Mayor). Waddah Abu Amer, Khan
Younis. His wife and five children killed, names unavailable yet.
Killed Monday, July 28
- Samih Jebriel Jneid, 4, Jabalia.
- Mohammad Abu Louz, 22, Jabalia.
- Ahmad Abdullah Hasan Abu Zeid, Rafah.
- Widad Ahmad Salama Abu Zeid, Rafah.
- Sham'a Wael Abu Zeid, Rafah.
- Mariam Marzouq Abu Zeid, Rafah.
- Falasteen Mohammad Abu Zeid, Rafah.
- Abdullah Nidal Abu Zeid (child), Rafah.
- Bissan Eyad Abu Zeid, Rafah.
- Abdul-Hadi Abu Zeid (Child9, Rafah.
- Seham Najjar, 42, Khan Younis.
- Abdul-Samad Mahmoud Ahmad Ramadan, 16, Central District.
- Ayman Adnan Mousa Shaker, 25, Central District.
- Issa Kamel Abdul-Rahman Mousa, 61, Central District.
- Salem Mousa Badawi al-Far, 59, Central District.
- Ramzi Hussein Ahmad al-Far, Central District.
- Salem Mohammad al-Far, Central District.
- Azza Abdul-Karim Abdul-Rahman Al-Faleet, 59, Central District.
- Mohammad Jom’a Shaat, 30, Khan Younis.
- Mohammad Fadel al-‘Agha, 30, Khan Younis.
- Marwa Nader al-Agha, Khan Younis.
- Ahmad Nader Al-Agha, Khan Younis.
- Donia Nader al-Agha, 13, Khan Younis.