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17 Palestinians Killed, Scores Injured, in Israeli Air Strikes on Gaza, Designed to Boost Chances of Winning the October Elections
August 6, 2022
Leaders of the
Israeli occupation, apartheid regime decided to launch a blatant
aggression and a totally unprovoked war on Gaza. The objective is to
increase their chances of winning the coming October elections, through
spelling more Palestinian blood.
While brutal force has been used to create Zionist Israel and sustain it thus far, Zionist claims to Palestine are false. Actually, from the five thousand years of known written history, there has been a continuous Palestinian-Canaanite presence in the Holy Land. Despite the Zionist false claims, the ancient Israelites ruled part of the land for only 85 years (during the reign of David, Solomon, and Solomon's son).
After that, the Egyptians conquered Palestine-Canaan in 925 BC, followed by Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, Greeks, and Romans, before the Arab Muslim rule, starting from 636 AD.
By the Time Jesus started his mission, the three population groups of Canaanites, Palestinians, and Israelites were melted together in religion and language. Most of them became Christians when Constantine converted in 313 AD. Then, most of them became Muslims in the 7th and 8th centuries AD.
So, Palestinian Muslims, Christians, and Jews are the ones who have the right to claim descent from ancient Israelites, Palestinians, and Canaanites, not Zionists from other continents.
The following news stories are just examples of the Israeli occupation government abuse, mistreatment, and violations of Palestinian human rights, on daily basis.More detailed news stories can be found at the following sources:
http://english.wafa.ps/, https://english.palinfo.com/, https://imemc.org/, https://paltoday.ps/ar/
9 Palestinians killed in Israeli airstrikes on Jabalia, Rafah, death toll hits 24
GAZA, Saturday, August 06, 2022 (WAFA) –
Nine Palestinians were killed and many others wounded in a fresh round of Israeli strikes on Jabalia refugee camp, north of the Gaza Strip, and on Rafah refugee camp, south of the enclave, according to local sources.
So far, the number of casualties caused by the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip has reached 24, according to the Ministry of Health, while the number of wounded has climbed to nearly 203.
WAFA correspondent said Israeli fighter jets attacked a group of civilians in Jabalia refugee camp with at least two missiles, killing six Palestinians, including two children, and injuring many others.
Paramedics told WAFA that most of the injuries were described as critical, noting that some of them were children.
Israeli fighter jets also attacked a house in Rafah, killing two civilians and causing the injury of many others. The wounded were rushed to Abu Yousef Al-Najjar Hospital for medical treatment.
Dozen injured, some seriously, in a fresh round of Israeli airstrikes on Gaza
GAZA, Saturday, August 06, 2022 (WAFA) –
At least ten Palestinians were injured, some seriously, in a fresh round of Israeli airstrikes on the north, center and south of the Gaza Strip, according to media sources.
WAFA correspondent said Israeli warplanes attacked with missiles several houses and residential facilities in Gaza City and in the towns of Beit Hanoun, Beit Lahi and Jabalia in the north of the Strip, injuring at least ten Palestinians, including two children and a woman.
Three more Palestinians were also injured in an Israeli airstrike which targeted an area adjacent to the Rafah border crossing, on the border with Egypt.
Two Palestinians, including a child, were also injured in an Israeli airstrike that hit the town of Abasan, to the east of Khan Yunis in the south of Gaza. The medical condition of the child, who was identified as Nayef Odat, was described as critical after he was wounded in the Israeli strike.
The Ministry of Health said in an update that the death toll of the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip which started yesterday has reached 15, while the number of wounded has reached 140.
Israeli Army Kills 24 Palestinians, Injures 203, In Ongoing Offensive On Gaza
IMEMC, August 7, 2022
Update: Saturday – In the most recent update by the Palestinian Health Ministry, the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli missiles and shells in the Gaza Strip has arrived to twenty-four, including six children, while the number of wounding Palestinians is two hundred three, including many children and women.
Update: Names of some of the wounded Palestinians in Rafah: Ahmad Ashraf al-Qaisi, 15, Elham Abdul-Aziz Fifill, 47, Mai Mohammad Abu Shaweesh, 35, Salah Samir Abu Shaweesh, 10, Suleiman Samir Abu Shaweesh, 12, Lolo Samir Abu Shaweesh, 13, Elaine Samir Abu Shaweesh, 7, Ahmad Eyad Hassouna, 3, (his brother Mohammad, 14, was killed), Ni’ma Ali Kabaja, 80, Fatima Ahmad Kabaja, 80, Khaled Sa’d al-Qeeq, 19, Suhad Jamal al-Modallal, 28, Eyad Mohammad Khaled Hassouna, 42, Suad Eyad Hassouna, 18. Some of them are in serious conditions.
Published on: Aug 7, 2022, at 00:16
Hazem Mohammad Salem, 9, was killed after the Israeli army fired missiles targeting homes in Jabalia, in northern Gaza Strip.
Ahmad Mohammad Nairab, 11, was killed after the Israeli army fired missiles targeting homes in Jabalia, in northern Gaza Strip.
Mo’men Mohammad Nairab, 5, was killed after the Israeli army fired missiles targeting homes in Jabalia, in northern Gaza Strip.
Khalil Abu Hamada, 19, was killed after the Israeli army fired missiles targeting homes in Jabalia, in northern Gaza Strip.
Mohammad Jamil Shbeir, 10, was killed after the Israeli army fired missiles targeting homes in Jabalia, in northern Gaza Strip.
Update: Mohammad Eyad Hassouna, 14, was killed after Israeli drones fired missiles at homes in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. 45 Palestinians, including children, were injured in the attack
Ziad Ahmad al-Mudallal
Update: Israeli missiles killed Ziad Ahmad al-Mudallal, the son of senior Islamic Jihad leader, Ahmad al-Modallal, in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.
Update: Israeli missiles killed Mohammad al-Omar, 20, from Jabalia refugee camp, in Jabalia in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.
Update: Israeli missiles killed Khalil Ziad Abu Hamada, 19, from Jabalia refugee camp, in Jabalia in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.
Update: Ten Palestinians, including children, injured in Jabalia refugee camp, in Jabalia in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.
Update: Several Palestinians, including children, were injured after the Israeli army fired missiles at a home in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.
Published on: Aug 6, 2022, at 23:34
In the latest Israeli bombardment of Rafah, one Palestinian was killed and thirty, mainly women and children, were injured in Rafah. Palestinian rescue teams are still searching under the rubble of bombarded homes and buildings.
The Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed Saturday, that three Palestinians, including a woman, have been killed by Israeli missiles and shells in the Gaza Strip, adding that the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli missiles and shells is at least 15, in addition to more than 140 injuries, since Friday.
The Health Ministry said the Israeli army fired missiles at a civilian car in the Um an-Nasr village in Beit Hanoun in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, killing a woman, identified as Na’ama Mohammad Abu Qayda, 62, and wounding several Palestinians, including at least one who suffered serious wounds.
Local sources said Na’ama’s son was supposed to get married today, adding that the army fired a missile at the family’s car while driving to the bride’s house.
In addition, the Israeli air force fired missiles at Palestinians in the Sha’sha’a area, east of Jabalia in northern Gaza, killing Hussein Mohammad Mansour, 26, and wounding at least ten Palestinians, some seriously.
Another Palestinian, Nour Hussein Zoweidi, 21, was killed after the army fired missiles into Beit Hanoun in northern Gaza.
The army also fired missiles into a five-story building near the Shifa Medical Center southwest of Gaza and destroyed it, causing damage to several surrounding homes. Palestinians from the local Shamlakh family own the building in the Sheikh Ejleen area.
It is worth mentioning that, as the Israeli offensive continued to the second day, the number of homes and buildings targeted by the army arrived at 650.
Also, a child, ten years of age, and a young man, 23, were seriously injured after the Israeli army fired missiles into residential areas in Abasan al-Kabeera town, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.
Hussein Mohammad Mansour
Furthermore, the Israeli Airforce fired missiles into lands in Abasan, east of Khan Younis.
In a statement, the Health Ministry in Gaza has confirmed that the Israeli offensive on Gaza has so far led to the killing of at least 15 Palestinians, including two women and a female child, only five years of age.
The Health Ministry added that at least 140 Palestinians, more than half of whom are children, and many women, have been injured, including some who suffered life-threatening wounds.***
Israeli air strikes Injure Six More Palestinians In Northern Gaza
IMEMC, August 6, 2022
On Saturday dawn, the apartheid occupation Israeli regime forces fired missiles and shells into several areas of the Gaza Strip, wounding at least six Palestinians, including three children. The attacks came just a few hours after the army killed ten Palestinians, including a child, and injured at least thirty-six, including women and children.
Medical sources have confirmed the fired missiles and shells into the area surrounding the Al-Quds Open University, north of Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, wounding six Palestinians, including three children.
They added that the Palestinian medics rushed to the bombarded areas and transferred the wounded to the Shifa Medical Center in Gaza and the Indonesian Hospital in Beit Lahia.
Media sources said the Israeli Air Force fired many missiles into several areas west of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.
On Friday, the Israeli soldiers killed ten Palestinians, including one child, and injured 6, including five children and four women.
Israeli Occupation forces Continue Offensive On Gaza, Kills One more Palestinian
IMEMC, August 6, 2022
On Saturday, the Israeli occupation army continued its offensive on the Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip, for the second day, by firing more missiles and shells into several areas of the coastal region, killing one Palestinian and wounding many others, including three who suffered serious wounds.
The slain Palestinian has been identified as Tamim Ghassan Hijazi, 24, from the az-Zanna area in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.
Media sources said the army fired missiles into several buildings in Gaza city, Khan Younis, in the southern part of the coastal region, and many areas in the central and northern parts of the Gaza Strip.
They added that the fresh wave of bombings led to the death of one Palestinian, in addition to many injuries, including three Palestinians who suffered life-threatening wounds in Khaan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, and caused serious damage to many homes, buildings, and structures.
The number of wounded Palestinians is now at least 80, including some who suffered life-threatening wounds.
On Friday, the Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza has confirmed that the army killed ten Palestinians, including a child and a woman, and injured at least 79 Palestinians, including thirteen women and twenty-three children, in several parts of the besieged coastal region.
The Israeli occupation army said it was preparing for a week-long offensive targeting Islamic Jihad fighters and leaders.
It stated that Palestinian fighters fired many shells into Israeli areas close to the border with the Gaza Strip, adding that the Iron Dome missile interception system managed to intercept 95% of the shells fired from the coastal region.
Israeli air strikes Kill Ten Palestinians, Injure 36, In Gaza
IMEMC, August 6, 2022
Update from the Palestinians Center For Human Rights (PCHR):
At approximately 16:15 on Friday, the Israeli occupation army fired missiles into the fifth and sixth floors of Burj Falasteen (Palestine Tower) in the center of Gaza city and assassinated a senior leader of the Islamic Jihad, Mahmoud Mohammad al-Ja’bari, 52.
The Palestine Tower consists of thirteen floors and consists of many government offices and media centers.
The bombing also caused damage to many surrounding buildings, stores, and commercial facilities.
Minutes later, the army fired many missiles into the Sheja’eyya neighborhood, east of Gaza, killing three Palestinians, including two civilians, Yousef Salman Mohammad Qaddoum, 24, Ala’ Abdullah Riyad Qaddoum, 5, and Emad Abdul-Rahim Ibrahim Shallah, 52.
The Israeli missiles also killed Ahmad Mazen Mahmoud Azzam, 25, in the Zeitoun neighborhood, one of the largest and most densely populated areas in Gaza city.
The Health Ministry in Gaza has confirmed that the Israeli missiles and shells injured 36 Palestinians, including five children and four women.
At approximately 16:20, the Israeli army fired an artillery shell that struck the home of Adnan Atiya al-Amour, killing his daughter Donyana Mohammad al-Amour, 22.
The Israeli missiles also killed Mohammad Ahmad Nasrallah, 25, and injured his daughter in addition to two other Palestinians east of Beit Hanoun, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.
At approximately 16:25, an Israeli drone fired missiles into an area west of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, killing Fadel Mohammad Zo’rob, 30, and Mohammad Hasan al-Bayok, 35, in addition to wounding seven other Palestinians, including two children. The attacks also caused damage to a Palestinian ambulance.
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At approximately 16:50, two Palestinians, including one child, were injured after the Israeli army bombed the al-Brazil neighborhood, south of Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.
The army also carried out at least ten airstrikes targeting resistance centers and many residential neighborhoods in Rafah, causing excessive damage.
The Palestinians Center For Human Rights (PCHR) said its field researchers and teams are still documenting and validating the latest incidents and casualties, adding that the Israeli offensive could take a long time, as stated by Israeli military leaders and government officials.
The PCHR condemned the Israeli offensive, the extrajudicial assassinations, and the constant targeting of Palestinian civilians in violation of International Humanitarian Law and all related international treaties.
The slain Palestinians are:
Emad Abdul-Rahim Shallah, 52. Yousef Salman Qaddoum, 24. Ala’ Abdullah Qaddoum, 5. Taiseer Mahmoud al-Ja’bari, 50. Salama Mohareb ‘Aabed, 41. Donyana Adnan Atiya al-Amour, 22. Mohammad Ahmad Abdul-Fattah al-Madhoun, 26. Fadel Mustafa Zo’rob, 30. Mohammad Hasan al-Bayok, 35. Mohammad Ahmad Nasrallah (al-Madhoun), 26.
Updated From: Israeli Soldiers Kill Ten Palestinian In Gaza Aug 5, 2022, at 23:21
On Friday, the Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed that Israeli soldiers killed ten Palestinians, including a child, injured at least fifty-five after the army fired missiles into the Gaza Strip, and assassinated the head of the armed wing of the Al-Quds Brigades of the Islamic Jihad.
The Health Ministry said among the slain Palestinians are a child, only five years of age, and one woman, and added that at least fifty-five Palestinians were injured.
The child, Ala’ Abdullah Qaddoum, 5, was playing in front of her family’s home in the Rimal neighborhood in the center of Gaza city when the army fired missiles targeting The Borj Falasteen (Palestine Tower) building.
Her grandfather, Riyad Qaddoum, said Ala’ was just about to start kindergarten, happy with her new clothes, school bag, and supplies.
“Why, why did they have to kill her? Why did they have to bomb a civilian area and kill this innocent child,” he said, “Where is the world from all of this? Where are those who talk about human rights and protection for the civilian population…”.
The offensive on Gaza started when the army assassinated Tayseer al-Ja’bari, the leader of the Al-Quds Brigades, after firing missiles at his office in Gaza city.
The army also carried out several airstrikes and artillery shelling targeting many areas in Gaza city, especially the Sheikh Ejleen area that was hit with at least fifteen Israeli missiles, in addition to Khan Younis and Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, and several areas in northern Gaza.
The offensive is still ongoing; some of the slain Palestinians are members of armed resistance groups in the Gaza Strip.
Palestinian factions in Gaza vowed retaliation and fired dozens of shells into many areas in the southern part of the country.
According to Israeli sources, rocket sirens sounded in most southern and central areas, including Tel Aviv.
Israeli Defense Minister, Benny Gantz, said that he approved the deployment of 25.000 reservists according to what he called “operation needs,” an issue that indicates an upcoming larger offensive on the Gaza Strip.
A senior military official claimed the strikes on Gaza “targeted Islamic jihad fighters,” and alleged that the group is preparing for an attack against Israel.”
PCHR: “10 Palestinians Killed, in Israeli air strikes, including 3 Civilians: Woman and Girl, and 48 Others Injured, including 9 Children and 4 Women”
IMEMC, August 6, 2022
Initial Update: Gaza under Attack … In New Israeli Offensive on Gaza Strip: 10 Palestinians Killed, including 3 Civilians: Woman and Girl, and 48 Others Injured, including 9 Children and 4 Women
Ref: 97/202, Date: 05 August 2022, Time: 08:00 GMT
Today afternoon, the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) launched an offensive on the Gaza Strip that have so far killed 10 Palestinians, including a commander in al-Quds Brigades “Islamic Jihad’s military wing” and 3 civilians: a woman killed in her house and a girl killed near her house. Also, 48 other Palestinians, including 9 children and 4 women, were injured; most of them were civilians.
The offensive came 3 days after IOF declared a state of alertness, deployment of military backups and closure of crossings with the Gaza Strip, amid threats by the Israeli military and political levels to perpetuate the Israeli collective punishment and retaliatory policy against civilians.
PCHR fears that there will be more civilian casualties in an area considered among the most densely populated areas in the world and where there is not any form of protection, including public and private shelters or even safe corridors.
PCHR brings to mind that in recent offensives on the Strip, civilians and civilian objects were always under IOF’s attacks as a way of exerting pressure on the Palestinian armed groups.
IOF declared that its warplanes unleashed airstrikes on the Gaza Strip, and a “special situation” has been declared on the Homefront. Also, they declared the start of a military operation dubbed as “Breaking Dawn” against Islamic Jihad Movement.
IOF started the offensive with an extrajudicial execution as the Israeli military spokesperson announced, “in an operation by IDF and Shin Bet, Taysir al-Ja’abri, Islamic Jihad Commander in Northern Gaza, was killed.”
The latest developments are as follows:
16:15: IOF’s warplanes targeted the fifth and sixth floors of Palestine Tower in central Gaza City, immediately killing Taysir Mahmoud Mohammed al-Ja’abari (52), al-Quds Brigades Commander, and his bodyguard Salamah Muhareb ‘Abdullah ‘Aabed (39). The airstrike caused severe damage to 13-story Palestine Tower that houses media offices organizations as well as damage to nearby shops and buildings.
Few minutes later, IOF’s warplanes launched a missile at a group of people who were in the street near their houses in al-Shija’iya neighborhood, eastern Gaza.
As a result, ‘Emad ‘Abdel Rahim Ibrahim Shallah (52) and 2 civilians were killed: One of them was a girl identified as Alaa’ ‘Abdullah Riyadh Qaddoum (5) and the other was Yousif Salman Mohammed Qaddoum (24). Both sustained shrapnel wounds all over their body.
Around the same time, Ahmed Mazen Mahmoud ‘Azzam (25) was killed in an Israeli strike on an observation post in eastern al-Zaytoun neighborhood.
The Israeli strikes on Gaza City injured 36 Palestinians, including 5 children and 4 women.
16:20: an artillery shell fell on a house belonging to ‘Adnan ‘Atiyah al-‘Amour in al-Fokhari area, eastern Khan Younis. As a result, the owner’s 22-year-old daughter, Doniana, was killed after sustaining shrapnel wounds all over her body.
Around the same time, Mohammed Ahmed Nasrallah (25) was killed while another person and his daughter were injured in an Israeli strike on an observation post, northwestern Beit Lahia. Also, 2 others were injured in a similar strike in eastern Beit Hanoun.
16:25: Fadel Mustafa Zo’arob (30) and Mohammed Hasan al-Bayouk (35) were killed after Israeli warplanes launched 2 missiles at a military site in western Khan Younis. Also, 7 others were wounded, including 2 children, due to shrapnel scattered in the area. One of the strikes caused damage to an ambulance in Muskat Clinic in Qizan An-Najar area after shrapnel hit it.
16:50: a man and a child were injured after a strike hit a military site in al-Brazil neighborhood, southern Rafah.
Moreover, IOF’s warplanes carried out tens of airstrikes on military sites, observation posts and lands; some of them are located in residential neighborhoods, causing a lot of damage.
PCHR’s fieldworkers and lawyers continue to document and investigate all these incidents as well as monitoring violations caused by the ongoing attacks, which IOF declared would take some time.
PCHR strongly condemns IOF’s extrajudicial executions within an Israeli stated and official policy that has collected lives of hundreds of Palestinian political figures and activists.
This policy is in violation of the international humanitarian law rules which prohibit such kind of murders.
PCHR is concerned over the killing of more civilians and destruction of more civilian objects.
PCHR emphasizes that these airstrikes violate the principles of necessity and proportionality while conducting directed attacks against densely populated areas and use of weapons based on collective punishment is a grave breach of the four Geneva Conventions of 1949 and amount to war crimes.
PCHR calls upon the international community to take immediate action in order to stop the Israeli crimes and avoid any further deterioration of the situation.
Israeli Occupation Soldiers Abduct Twenty Palestinians In West Bank
AUG 6, 2022
On Saturday dawn, Israeli occupation soldiers abducted at least twenty Palestinians, including a journalist, former political prisoners, and political leaders of the Islamic Jihad movement, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank.
Media sources said several Israeli occupation army vehicles invaded the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and nearby towns, searched many homes, and abducted a journalist, Ibrahim Sa’eb Abu Safiyya, in addition to Ibrahim Mashour Abu Safiyya, Mohammad Hamed Wawi, Mohammad Monir Hamdan, Mojahed Alqam.
The Israeli occupation soldiers also invaded Sanur village, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, searched homes, and abducted Najeh Habayba, in addition to Bilal Nabil Thiab, his brother Allam, and Jamal Sayyed, from their homes in Kafr Ra’ey village, and Omran Ghawadra from his home in Bir al-Basha village, southwest of Jenin.
The soldiers also invaded the home of former political prisoner, Bassam Thiab, in Kafr Ra’ey, but couldn’t fine him and informed his family that he must turn himself in to the army or be assassinated if he doesn’t.
Several army vehicles also invaded Anza town, south of Jenin, before exchanging fire with Palestinian resistance fighters.
Dozens of soldiers also invaded and closed many streets around al-Hashimiyya, al-Yamoun, Silat al-Harithiyya, al-‘Arqa, Kafrit, Be’er al-Basha, Arraba, Marka and Nazlet Zeid.
In Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank, the soldiers a former political prisoner, Rami al-Kassar, 43, from his home in Kharas town, northwest of Hebron, Nidal al-Jeyyawi, Ramer Sleimiyya, and Mohammad Yousef al-Fseisi from Ethna town, Nasser Zein and his son Yahia from Hebron city, and Zakariyya al-Heeh from Surif town, northwest of Hebron.
In Qalandia refugee camp, north of the occupied capital, Jerusalem, the soldiers abducted a former political prisoner, Mousa Jahjouh, in addition to Essam Abu Esba’, and Mousa Jahjouh from their homes.
In Tulkarem, in the northern West Bank, the soldiers abducted Ala’ Yousef Shabrawi from his home in the Nur Shams refugee camp.
In Tubas, in the northeastern West Bank, the soldiers abducted a former political prisoner, Emad Bani Odah, 38, from Tammoun town, south of the city, after stopping him at a military roadblock.
On Friday, Israeli soldiers launched an offensive on the Gaza Strip that has so far killed 10 Palestinians, including a commander in al-Quds Brigades “Islamic Jihad’s military wing” and three civilians: a woman killed in her house and a girl killed near her house. Also, 48 other Palestinians, including nine children and four women, were injured; most of them were civilians, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) confirmed.
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