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News, July 2014
41 Palestinians Killed, Over 300 Injured, in Israeli War-Criminal Air Strikes on Gaza Civilian Population, Targeting Total Families, July 9, 2014
As of 9:00 am ET, of July 9, 2014, Arabic TV stations reported the death of 41 Palestinians and injuring more than 300 people, most of whom were civilians, including all members of some families.
12 dead in Gaza airstrikes
Published today 14:14 (MaanImages) GAZA CITY (Ma'an) --
Twelve Palestinians were killed Wednesday in the ongoing Israeli
occupation government airstrikes on the Gaza Strip, bringing the overall
death toll since Monday to 35 and 300
1 dead, 1 injured in Israeli airstrike on northern Gaza Published today
(updated) 09/07/2014 14:33
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) --
A Palestinian man was killed and another was injured by an Israeli
occupation government airstrike on a motorcycle in the northern Gaza
Strip on Wednesday, bringing the death toll of Israel's latest air
offensive on Gaza to 25, an official said.
Israel strikes 160 targets in Gaza overnight Published today
Maan, 09/07/2014 14:33
Israeli occupation government warplanes pounded targets in the Gaza
Strip Wednesday as a major campaign against volleys of Palestinian
rocket fire entered its second day, leaving at least 28 people dead and
more than 100 wounded.
Washington condemned the rocket fire as the "deliberate targeting of
civilians" by militants and the European Union also denounced the
"indiscriminate" fire from Gaza and the "growing number of civilian
casualties ... caused by Israeli retaliatory fire" and demanded an
Palestinian resistance fighters resume rocket fire amid airstrikes
Published today 11:32 (MaanImages/File) GAZA CITY (Ma'an) --
Palestinian resistance fighters resumed rocket fire early Wednesday
as Israeli airstrikes continued, statements from factional military
Jihad leader, 5 relatives killed as Israel attacks family home
Published today (updated) 09/07/2014 14:33 (MaanImages) GAZA CITY (Ma'an) --
Israeli occupation government warplanes bombed the home of a senior
Islamic Jihad military leader after midnight Tuesday,
killing him and five members of his family
in an attack on the family's home, medics said.
Palestinian Killed By Israeli Missile In Beit Lahia
Palestinian medical sources have reported that one Palestinian was
killed, on Wednesday morning, and another resident was injured, when the
Israeli army fired a missile into Beit Lahia, in the northern part of
the Gaza Strip.
Horrifying massacre: 6 members of a family killed in Israeli raid on their home
[ 09/07/2014 - 07:36 AM ]
An unspeakable massacre struck the Gaza Strip overnight Wednesday as 6 Gazan civilians, all members of the same family, were killed in an Israeli air strike launched on their home, among many other Palestinian homes, in Beit Hanoun, north of the Gaza Strip.
Spokesman for the Health Ministry Ashraf al-Qudra said a lady and a child were among the massacred casualties.
Al-Qudra identified the martyrs on his Facebook page as follows: Doniya Mahdi Hamad, 16; Hafedh Muhammad Hamad, 30; Ibrahim Muhammad Hamad, 26; Mahdi Muhammad Hamad, 46; and Fawziya Khalil Hamad, 62. Ambulance crews are still searching for the 6th body.
23 Palestinian civilians have been killed so far in Israeli overnight raids while some 122, at least, have been left severely injured in less than 2 days running.
Father, His Child, Killed In Israeli Strike
Palestinian medical sources have reported that a father and his child
have been killed in new Israeli air airstrikes targeting Gaza City.
Sixteen Palestinians killed by Israeli missiles Tuesday.
24 Palestinians killed, dozens wounded in the vicious Israeli raids on Gaza
[ 09/07/2014 - 08:14 AM ]
The number of Palestinians killed in the ongoing Israeli aerial raids on Gaza Strip had risen to 24 while the number of those wounded had reached 200 by Tuesday night.
The Israeli occupation forces launched “Operation Protective Edge” on Gaza Strip on Monday night that started with waves of brutal air strikes, still ongoing on Wednesday.
Several houses were destroyed in the raids, some of which with civilians inside, that led to the murder of civilians, women and children included.
Palestinian resistance factions, for their part, retaliated to the aggression with firing of rockets at Israeli targets.
The Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, declared responsibility for an attack through the sea on Zikim military base near Ashdod.
Gaza mosques destroyed, civilians injured in Israeli air strikes
[ 08/07/2014 - 04:05 PM ]
KHAN YOUNIS, (PIC)--
Israeli occupation government warplanes blasted two mosques in Khan Younis, south of the Gaza Strip, on Tuesday afternoon at a time when the peaceful Muslim congregation rallied for afternoon prayers.
According to an on-the-spot reporter, the Israeli warplanes launched a wave of air raids on al-Huda and Omar Ibn Abdul Aziz mosques, east of Khan Younis, reducing them to rubble.
A spate of other military operations targeting the Gaza Strip has been launched by the Israeli air force at dawn Tuesday.
The raids rocked dozens of towns and refugee camps in the Strip. One young man was killed while many others sustained severe wounds throughout the salvos.
PIC news reporter documented a volatile return to Israeli pre-planned schemes targeting civilians’ homes in the Gaza Strip. 24 Gazans, including children, have been left wounded in the process.
Along the same line, The Palestinian Health Ministry declared a state of emergency due to such an escalation in Israeli aggression against Gaza since the early morning hours, warning of its inability to cope with such an upsurge in the rates of Palestinian casualties.
Spokesperson for the ministry, Ahsraf al-Qudra, said in an exclusive statement to the PIC that the ministry has been on the alert so as to prevent any projected health crisis.
Qassam commando unit storms Israeli occupation naval base off Ashkelon shores
[ 09/07/2014 - 09:26 AM ]
A commando unit affiliated with the Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, stormed through the sea an Israeli occupation navy base off Asqalan (Ashkelon) shores.
Israeli military sources claimed that Israeli Navy forces killed two members of Qassam Brigades on Tuesday evening when they tried to infiltrate Zikim navy base southern Tel Aviv.
Qassam Brigades, in turn, confirmed that its commando unit managed to storm the navy base and to complete their mission within the given plan. Heavy Israeli losses were reported during the attack, according to the armed wing.
Israeli military sources admitted on Wednesday that at least one Israeli soldier was killed during the attack on Zikim navy base by Qassam commandos’ fire.
The sources claimed that Israeli forces exchanged fire with the Qassam infiltrators and killed all of them.
Qassam Brigades earlier reported that it fired 10 Katyusha rockets at two Israeli army bases on Tuesday.
On the other hand, air raid sirens were heard in Tel Aviv after Israel's Iron Dome intercepted a rocket fired from Gaza.
Israeli authorities declared a number of precautionary and preventive measures for fear of rocket fire.
Israeli military sources said that 100 rockets were fired yesterday from Gaza towards different Israeli targets including Tel Aviv, 60 kilometers north of Gaza.
Meanwhile, Hamas said on Tuesday evening that Palestinian resistance’s response is still limited till this moment, saying that it is only an "ear pinch."
Spokesman for the movement Sami Abu Zuhri stressed the resistance readiness to protect its people regardless of the actual regional and Arab indifference.
He held the occupation fully responsible for the escalation. "Hamas was forced to this confrontation as Israel escalates its crimes; we will expand range of firing. It is a state of self-defense."
Commenting on Israeli threats to carry out a ground incursion into Gaza, Abu Zuhri said that it would be an opportunity to kidnap more soldiers.
There is unprecedented coordination between Palestinian resistance factions despite the weak Palestinian official position, he said, stressing the importance of national unity in face of Israeli aggression.
He condemned the continued unjustified Arab silence, calling for exerting pressures to stop the aggression on Gaza.
For his part, spokesman for Hamas Movement Fawzi Barhoum said that Israel declared war on Gaza and it has to bear its consequences.
Gaza death toll rose to 24 and keeps mounting in addition to hundreds of injuries during the Israeli countless airstrikes on Gaza Strip.
16 Palestinians killed, dozens wounded in ongoing Israeli air raids on Gaza
[ 08/07/2014 - 04:43 PM ]
16 Palestinians, including children and women, were killed and one hundred others were wounded in the persistent Israeli air raids on the beleaguered Gaza Strip on Tuesday.
The number of casualties is expected to rise by the hour as the Israeli warplanes, armed drones and helicopter gunships continue to bomb different areas in the besieged Strip.
The Israeli air force blasted civilian houses inflicting casualties among citizens and severe material damage.
Various armed wings in the Strip fired a barrage of rockets at Israeli targets in retaliation to the Israeli raids.
Mini-cabinet source: Israel's attacks on Gaza include assassinations of Palestinians
[ 08/07/2014 - 02:25 PM ]
An Israeli official source from the security mini-cabinet said that Israel's response to rocket fire from Gaza would include a return to the policy of assassinations of Palestinians there.
The source told Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper that Israel would not get dragged into an all-out war with Hamas.
For his part, Alon Ben-David, a military affairs correspondent for Israel's channel 10, stated in televised remarks that the Israeli army would intensify its attacks on Gaza as of Monday evening, but there was no intention to launch a large-scale operation at this stage.
10 Jewish settlers were wounded in rocket counterattacks launched on Monday evening by Al-Qassam Brigades of Hamas in retaliation to Israel's ongoing air raids on the densely-populated Gaza Strip.
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