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  • Palestinian killed, dozens injured during Gaza’s 14th naval march
    Oct. 29, 2018 5:14 P.M. (Updated: Oct. 29, 2018 5:15 P.M.)
    http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?ID=781636

    GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — A 27-year-old Palestinian was shot and killed by Israeli forces, while dozens of others suffered from tear-gas inhalation, on Monday, during the 14th naval march at the northern borders of the besieged Gaza Strip.

    A Ma’an reporter confirmed that Muhammad Abed Abu Ubada , 27, was killed by Israeli forces during the 14th naval march, which set off from the Gaza seaport, in protest against the nearly 12-year Israeli siege.

    According to local reports, Abu Ubada was transferred to the al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City, where he was declared dead.

    During the naval march, Palestinian protesters ignited tires to blur the vision of Israeli snipers deployed at the northern Gaza border, while Israeli forces repeatedly fired live bullets, rubber-coated steel bullets, and tear-gas bombs towards the protesters.

    As a result, dozens of protesters suffered from tear-gas inhalation.

    Many attempts have been made throughout the years to draw the public’s attention to and break the on-going siege of the Gaza Strip whether via ships attempting to sail into Gaza or ships attempting to sail from Gaza.

    #Palestine_assassinée #marchecôtière


  • For the 31th Friday of Return and Breaking Siege March, Israeli Forces Kill 4 Civilians and Wound 236 Others, including 51 Children, 8 Women, 3 Journalists, 6 Paramedics and 16 Sustaining Serious Wounds
    Palestinian Center for Human Rights | October 26, 2018
    https://pchrgaza.org/en/?p=11511

    The incidents today, 26 October 2018, were as follows:

    At approximately 15:00, thousands of civilians, including women, children and entire families, started swarming to the 5 encampments established by the Supreme National Authority for the Great March of Return and Breaking Siege along the border fence, east of the Gaza Strip governorates. They raised flags and chanted national songs. Hundreds, including children and women, approached the border fence with Israel, set fire to tires and gathered 300 meters away from the main border fence. Some of them attempted to throw stones at the Israeli forces, limitedly threw Molotov Cocktails and pulled parts of the second barbed-wire few meters away from the fence established inside the Palestinian territories few meters away from the border fence and in limited cases, they threw Molotov Cocktails along the border fence. However, there was no threat posed on the lives of Israeli soldiers stationed behind barracks and sand berms, 70 meters away the border fence.

    The Israeli shooting, which continued until 18:30, resulted in the killing of 4 civilians; 3 of them were killed in eastern Khan Yunis, east of Khuza’ah, where demonstrations moved to a new location near the border fence in eastern Khan Yunis. The death of civilians killed was declared few hours after their arrival at the European Hospital and they were identified as:

    Nassar Eyad Nassar Abu Tayyim (19), from Bani Suhiylah, east of Khan Yunis, was hit with a live bullet to the head in eastern Khan Yunis.
    Ahmed Sa’ied ‘Abed al-‘Aziz Abu Lebda (22), from Bani Suhiylah, east of Khan Yunis, was hit with a live bullet to the chest in eastern Khan Yunis.
    ‘Ayish Ghassan ‘Ayish Sha’at (23), from al-Fukhari neighborhood, east of Khan Yunis, was hit with a live bullet to the head in eastern Khan Yunis.
    Mohamed Khaled Mahmoud ‘Abed al-Nabi (27), from Jabalia, was hit with a live bullet to the head at approximately 15:20, in eastern Abu Safiyia area, northeast of Jabalia. His death was declared at approximately 16:30 in al-Shifa Hospital after referring him from the Indonesian Hospital.

    Moreover, 236 civilians, including 51 children, 8 women, 3 journalists, and 6 paramedics, were wounded with live bullets and directly hit with tear gas canisters. Sixteen of those wounded sustained serious wounds in addition dozens suffering tear gas inhalation and seizures after tear gas canisters were heavily fired by the Israeli soldiers from the military jeeps and riffles in the eastern Gaza Strip.

    #Palestine_assassinée #marcheduretour


  • Gaza : un Palestinien tué lors de heurts à la frontière (ministère gazaoui)
    https://www.romandie.com/news/Gaza-un-Palestinien-tu-lors-de-heurts-la-fronti-re-minist-re-gazaoui/964760.rom

    Gaza (Territoires palestiniens) - Un adolescent palestinien a été abattu mardi par des soldats israéliens dans la bande de Gaza lors de heurts le long de la frontière, a affirmé dans un communiqué le ministère gazaoui de la Santé.

    Muntasser Mohammed al-Baz , 17 ans, a été tué d’une balle dans la tête lors de manifestations près d’al-Bureij (centre de l’enclave palestinienne) et est décédé de ses blessures à l’hôpital, a affirmé le ministère gazaoui.

    Une porte-parole de l’armée israélienne a indiqué à l’AFP que les troupes postées près de la barrière séparant Gaza de l’Etat hébreu, ont ouvert le feu au cours d’une manifestation émaillée de violences qui réunissait environ 200 Palestiniens.

    « Ils ont brûlé des pneus et lancé des engins explosifs sur les soldats », a-t-elle affirmé. « Ils ont aussi lancé un cocktail molotov. »

    Aucun soldat israélien n’a été blessé, a-t-elle déclaré, ajoutant que « les troupes ont répondu avec des moyens anti-émeute et des tirs. »

    #Palestine_assassinée
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    Quds News Network
    @QudsNen
    https://twitter.com/QudsNen/status/1054835427046252544

    17- year-old Montaser al-Baz, who got killed by an Israeli gunshot in the head on Gaza’s eastern borders earlier today. Rest in peace Montaser! You surely didn’t do anything to deserve death!

    • Palestinian minor shot, killed by Israeli forces in Gaza
      Oct. 24, 2018 11:00 A.M. (Updated: Oct. 24, 2018 11:49 A.M.)
      http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=781573

      GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — A Palestinian minor succumbed to his wounds, late Tuesday, after he was shot and critically wounded by Israeli live ammunition during protests in the eastern Gaza Strip.

      The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza confirmed that 17-year-old Muntaser Ismail al-Baz was shot and wounded in the head by Israeli forces during protests near the Gaza borders, east of Deir al-Balah.

      The ministry said that al-Baz was transferred to the al-Shifa Hospital, where he had succumbed to his wounds shortly after.

      According to a report by the Geneva-based Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor (Euro-Med), as Gaza protests exceeded 200 days “one Palestinian is killed every single day” by Israeli forces, noting that “in every 100 Gazans, one injury was recorded.”

      Euro-Med described the continued use of excessive force by Israeli forces against Palestinian protesters at the Israel-Gaza fence as “deeply shocking,” adding that in the 200 days of protests, Gaza lost 205 residents.


  • Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (06– 12 September 2018) | Palestinian Center for Human Rights
    September 13, 2018
    https://pchrgaza.org/en/?p=11338

    On 07 September 2018, medical sources at al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza declared the death of Amjad Hamadonah (19) from Jabalia refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip after succumbing to wounds he sustained during his participation in the Return and Breaking the Siege March on 13 July 2018 in eastern Abu Safiyah Hill in eastern Jabalia. He was wounded with a bullet to the left knee, cutting the main artery, and at that time, his condition was described as serious.

    #Palestine_assassinée #marcheduretour


  • Horrific pictures of dead bodies won’t stop wars
    Paul Mason

    People who believe that showing violent images from conflict zones will deter killing are mistaken

    Nearly four months on from the Gaza conflict, the image I remember most is this: we are in the crowded triage room at Al-Shifa hospital, whose tiles are echoing with wails and screams. A group of men is staring at a pile of curtains, blankets and towels on the floor. Then somebody uncovers what’s beneath.

    If you watched TV reports that night you would have seen the blurred bodies of six children. My cameraman took a shot of blood being mopped off the floor to signify what we could not show.

    But on Twitter they don’t blur things out. If you follow the Syrian conflict, you will see horrific pictures of dead children and their grieving relatives several times a week. If you’re following the Islamic State story on social media, you will see crucifixions, executions, beheadings – often posted by people trying to convince us that IS are bad and should be blown to smithereens themselves.

    We are besieged now by images of the dead in conflict, usually published by people who believe it will either deter killing, expose the perpetrators or illustrate war’s futility and brutality.

    It is an old illusion and we can trace it back to a precise moment in history. In 1924, the German anti-war activist Ernst Friedrich published a shocking book called War Against War!.

    Friedrich had been jailed during the war for sabotaging production in an arms factory, and was a wild leftwinger. By the early 1920s, he had assembled a comprehensive collection of photographs showing the reality of the first world war. Probably the most offputting are those of facial mutilations endured by surviving soldiers.

    But there is also documentary evidence of the brutalities of war: the hanging of a priest by a triumphant German soldier; a starved Armenian child, captioned by the words of a German politician who had claimed that “every mercy shown to lower races is a crime against our mission”.
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    Often Friedrich himself indulged in crude propaganda: a picture of “Papa” posing proudly in his uniform on recruitment, juxtaposed with his shattered body three weeks later, with the comment “not included in the family album”.

    Though hounded by censors and lawsuits, Friedrich’s book went into 10 editions before the Nazis banned it. The “international anti-war museum” he had opened in a terrace house in Berlin was closed by Hitler’s stormtroopers in 1933 and turned into a torture chamber.

    Friedrich’s work represented a breakthrough. Before then, imagery of war had been subject to absolute censorship during conflict and diluted for the sake of “taste and decency” by the media during peacetime.

    So War Against War! – republished in facsimile this year in the UK by the Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation – poses a relevant question: why is it that showing people gruesome photographs of war injuries does not deter war? In a conflict such as Israel-Palestine, people on both sides feel compelled to fight. Other conflicts are wars of choice. Professional soldiers know what they are signing up to. One day spent on a trauma first aid course, even with fake blood spurting out of rubber prosthetic wounds, is enough to illustrate what it is going to be like.

    The closer I get to conflict, and the people who endure it, the more I think: nothing we know about war can deter us from it. In fact, in the 90 years since Friedrich’s book came out, we’ve developed coping strategies to assuage the feelings of horror such imagery arouses.

    Faced with horrific injuries, we develop prosthetic technologies and plastic surgery. Faced with lethal weaponry – we develop Kevlar or drones and stand-off weapons to keep our own soldiers safer. We professionalise armies and improve survival rates for the wounded.

    Plus there’s international law. Today, no day of conflict passes without somebody accusing someone of breaking the Geneva Conventions. The implication is that war conducted according to the rules is regrettable but all right. Instead of the language of the jingoist, which Friedrich ridiculed, we have the language of the technocrat: collateral damage, civilian deaths to be regretted.

    Finally, while the first world war was begun in ignorance about the horrors of war, by the mid-century, belligerents had learned how to use images of atrocity to fire people up to fight.

    But why do we then report war? Last week, I attended the Rory Peck awards, where my Gazan producer Khaled Abu Ghali won the Martin Adler prize for the work he did for Channel 4 News. The room was full of people who risk their lives to get pictures of horrific injury, cruelty and death, and the executives who send them there.

    There’s a growing frustration in this milieu not just that journalists are being targeted, but that a disbelieving public has come to see all graphic imagery of war as potentially fake, manipulated or propagandist.

    Adler, a Swedish film-maker murdered in Mogadishu in 2006, imbued his camerawork with an unflinching gaze. It was the absurd human situations, the disarmed honesty of the combatants and pointlessness of conflict that he was there to record, not the mutilated faces.

    Many Germans in the 1920s and 30s came to believe, despite the horrific photographs, that the war had embodied the noblest and most exhilarating aspects of human life; and specifically that warfare represented the ultimate in technological modernity and moral freedom. This remains a more dangerous myth than the idea that war is harmless, fun or simply heroic. Adler, and others like him, understood that showing absurdity is more important than showing injury.

    I have no doubt the men clustered around the children’s bodies in Al-Shifa thought the war they were fighting was just. But the collective sigh when they saw the injuries convinced me they had seen through any illusions as to the conflict’s glory.

    Pictures of war should not only show us what bodies look like. They should educate us about the absurdities, the accidents and pointless killing.

    http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/nov/23/horrific-pictures-of-dead-bodies-wont-stop-wars

    #the_guardian #war #photo #photograpy #violence #photojournalism #reportage


  • Mads Gilbert speaks on Gaza (2014) on Vimeo

    http://vimeo.com/105781294

    Une analyse de Mads Gilbert très intéressante sur l’offensive israélienne durant l’étét 2014

    What can be reflectd on the massive Israeli attacks on Gaza the summer of 2014? The Norwegian medical doctor Mads Gilbert was there to support the emergency medical work at al-Shifa Hospital. In this English 10-minute interview/essay by journalist and filmmaker Truls Lie of Le Monde diplomatique (Scandinavia), Dr. Gilbert contemplates the attacks, what it means to be defined “a terrorist”, the people he met at Al-Shifa hospital, and why peace for all has to begin with Israel ending the occupation and suppression of the Palestinian people – and now lift the siege of Gaza.

    (Warning: The film contains graphic images.) © film.as/?lang=en

    #gaza


  • Pregnant women and the unborn among the many casualties in #Gaza
    http://english.al-akhbar.com/node/21382

    The recurrence of suffering in Gaza does not take away from the tragedy of each case. When the few moments of pain that separate a mother from the joy of holding her baby in her arms end in martyrdom, or when a mother falls in a coma not knowing that the baby she’s been waiting for arrived into this world but she will not see them, you know that you are in Gaza.

    #Al-Shifa_hospital #Articles #Deir_al-Balah #Palestine


  • 7 Palestinians including baby girl killed in Israeli airstrikes | Maan News Agency
    Published 24/08/2014 15:49
    http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=722822

    (...) The airstrikes early Sunday on Gaza brought the total death total in Israel’s massive assault to 2,111 with more than 10,500 injured, as the United Nations said that more than 460,000 Palestinians were still displaced and living in shelters across the densely packed coastal enclave.

    Five Palestinians were killed and dozens others were injured around noon as airstrikes continued to pound Gaza after two were killed overnight.

    An Israeli airstrike killed a teenage boy and a baby girl and injured five others in Sheikh Radwan neighborhood in Gaza City in the northern Gaza Strip.

    Spokesman for the Palestinian Ministry of Health Ashraf al-Qidra confirmed that the bodies of 2-year-old Zeina Bilal Abu Taqiyya and 17-year-old Muhammad Wael al-Khudari were taken to al-Shifa hospital.

    Medical sources said that Muhammad al-Luqa was killed and another was injured in an Israeli airstrike on a motorcycle near al-Atatra Square in Beit Lahiya.

    At least one man was killed and 10 injured after an airstrike hit the home of the Tallini family in Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip around noon.

    Medical sources said more bodies are believed to be buried under the wreckage of the house and rescue teams are still working in the area.

    An Israeli airstrike on a car in the vicinity of the Palestine Stadium in central Gaza, meanwhile, left the driver dead. A Ma’an reporter in Gaza quoted eyewitnesses as saying that a fire broke out in the car after it was hit directly by an Israeli missile. The driver was killed instantly and a number of bystanders were injured.

    Shortly before that, rescue teams recovered a dead body of a man from the rubble of Tallini family home in Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip.

    Separately, an Israeli airstrike hit home of Nabhan family in the northern Gaza Strip injuring four.

    Early Sunday, witnesses said that Israeli aircraft targeted a group of people near the Fayrouz Towers in northwestern Gaza City, killing two and injuring 10.

    Palestinian Ministry of Health spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra identified the two casualties as Badr Hashim Abu Mnih and Yahya Abu al-Omareen , both in their twenties. They were taken to al-Shifa Hospital.

    Israeli aircraft also struck the largest commercial center in the southern city of Rafah, completely leveling a building with dozens of shops, two weeks after an office in the same building was hit.

    In western Gaza City, an Israeli airstrike hit the home of the al-Ghulayni family. No injuries were reported in the first strike, but a second strike that occurred soon after left six injured after it struck a crowd that gathered to survey the damage.

    An Israeli airstrike also targeted a house in the al-Barka neighborhood of Deir al-Balah without warning, leaving a number injured, in addition to a home in the al-Maghazi refugee camp which was also destroyed. Another Palestinian was injured after an Israeli airstrike hit the Beit Lahiya sports club.

    Israeli aircraft also launched dozens of air strikes on agricultural lands and open areas in different regions of the Gaza Strip.


  • Three-day ceasefire begins in #Gaza
    http://english.al-akhbar.com/content/three-day-ceasefire-begins-gaza

    A displaced Palestinian boy looks out from a makeshift tent at the al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City where many Palestinians have have taken refuge after fleeing attacks in the Shujayeh neighbourhood of the city, on July 31, 2014. (Photo: AFP - Mahmud Hams)

    A 72-hour ceasefire between #Israel and Gaza fighters went into effect Friday, as a diplomatic push for a more durable end to almost four weeks of bloodshed gained pace. As the humanitarian truce began at 8:00 am, the skies over the Gaza Strip fell silent, although in the preceding two hours there was heavy Israeli fire and the sound of outgoing rockets. Earlier, US Secretary of State John Kerry said that once the ceasefire was under way, Israeli and Palestinian representatives, including from #Hamas, would (...)

    #Palestine


  • 10 children killed as Israel bombs Gaza playground, hospital| Maan News Agency
    http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=716699

    GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Israeli forces on Monday bombed al-Shifa hospital and a park near the beach in Gaza City, killing at least 10 children on the first day of the Eid al-Fitr holiday, medics said.

    The strike on al-Shifa Hospital, which is the main hospital in the besieged coastal enclave, hit the outpatient clinic, while the targeted park was located beside the al-Shati refugee camp.

    Director of reception at al-Shifa Hospital Ayman al-Sahbani said that a total of 10 children’s bodies had arrived at the hospital as a result of the two strikes.

    Thousands of Palestinians have taken refuge in the al-Shifa Hospital, as 130,000 have fled their homes as Israeli authorities declared more than 43 percent of the Gaza Strip off-limits to civilians and destroyed more than 2,000 homes in recent weeks.

    Initial reports suggested that three of the dead came from a drone strike on the clinic, while seven were killed in the attack on the park. Dozens more were injured.

    Israeli news site Haaretz said that the Israeli army said that “a preliminary investigation has found the Israeli army did not fire at the Shifa Hospital, and the fire is believed to have been Hamas.”

    • #Gaza : plusieurs #enfants palestiniens tués malgré les appels à la trêve - RTBF Monde
      http://www.rtbf.be/info/monde/detail_obama-appelle-israel-a-cesser-le-feu-a-gaza-a-la-veille-de-l-aid?id=8323

      A l’exception d’un tir de roquette palestinien sur la ville israélienne d’Ashkelon le matin et une riposte ponctuelle de l’armée sur le secteur d’origine du tir à Gaza, il n’y avait pas eu de bombardement depuis 23h (20h GMT) dimanche.

      Mais ce lundi, selon les services de secours, un enfant palestinien de 4 ans a été tué dans la matinée par un tir de char israélien dans le nord de la bande de Gaza, premier décès annoncé en ce jour de fête du Fitr. Dans l’après-midi des sources médicales annonçaient sept enfants tués par une frappe israélienne sur un camp de réfugiés.

      Un missile israélien est tombé lundi après-midi dans l’enceinte de l’#hôpital Chifa dans la ville de Gaza, le plus grand de l’enclave palestinienne jusqu’à présent épargné, sans faire de victime, selon un journaliste de l’AFP et des sources hospitalières.

      La frappe aérienne israélienne a visé un bâtiment proche de l’entrée de l’établissement, à l’intérieur de l’enceinte, ont précisé des sources hospitalières tandis que le journaliste présent a vu le mur de l’hôpital endommagé par un tir de drone.



  • Interview with an international human shield in Gaza
    http://english.al-akhbar.com/content/interview-international-human-shield-gaza

    Palestinians push a stretcher carrying the body of a member of the al-Qasas family who was killed in an Israeli army shelling on July 21, 2014, as they arrive at the morgue of the #Al-Shifa_hospital in Gaza city. (Photo: AFP-Mohammed Hams) Palestinians push a stretcher carrying the body of a member of the al-Qasas family who was killed in an Israeli army shelling on July 21, 2014, as they arrive at the morgue of the al-Shifa hospital in Gaza city. (Photo: AFP-Mohammed Hams)

    Israel’s bombardment of Gaza continues, with a death toll that has reached 655 – and just as an array of munitions rain down indiscriminately on the heads of those living in Gaza, turning night into day and forcing the residents of one of the most (...)

    #Palestine #al-Wafa_Medical_Rehabilitation_Hospital #Articles #gaza_strip


  • Letter from Gaza, by Ellen Cantarow
    http://mondediplo.com/blogs/letter-from-gaza

    The email Mads Gilbert, professor of medicine at the University of North Norway (Tromso), sent to a friend on July 19 was a cri de coeur. He had spent two weeks in #Gaza during Israel’s Operation Cast Lead attack in the winter of 2008-09, tending to the wounded and the dying in Al-Shifa hospital, and again for another week during a similar assault (Operation Pillar of Cloud) in 2012.

    As then, Gilbert is now once again caring for streams of patients rushed into Al-Shifa (the name means “healing”) from the Gaza killing fields. I reproduce the email in its entirety because it is the first lengthy account by a physician writing directly from a hospital about the region’s injured and dying in the course of Israel’s latest hostilities. Al-Shifa has been under bombardment and shellfire; other health care facilities as well as ambulances and medical personnel have been attacked. Gaza’s only rehabilitation hospital, Al-Wafa, has been destroyed.


  • #Gaza: The story of a Palestinian father who lost his children in the darkness
    http://english.al-akhbar.com/content/gaza-story-palestinian-father-who-lost-his-children-darkness

    The bodies of children and adults lie on the ground of the morgue of the al-Shifa hospital in #Gaza_City, on July 20, 2014. (Photo: AFP-Mohammed Abed) The bodies of children and adults lie on the ground of the morgue of the al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City, on July 20, 2014. (Photo: AFP-Mohammed Abed)

    Around the flickering, dim light of a candle nearly gone, the family of Abu Mohammed Shabet gathered in their house in #Hayy_al-Touffah, north-east of Gaza City, to break their fast. In the background, they could hear explosions caused by bombs fired by Israeli tanks positioned on the eastern borders of the Strip, aimed at the houses of unarmed civilians.

    Sanaa Kamal

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    #Culture_&_Society #Abu_Mohammed_Shabat #Articles #Israel #Palestine


  • #Gaza: The story of a Palestinian father who lost his children in the darkness
    http://english.al-akhbar.com/node/20827

    The bodies of children and adults lie on the ground of the morgue of the al-Shifa hospital in #Gaza_City, on July 20, 2014. (Photo: AFP-Mohammed Abed) The bodies of children and adults lie on the ground of the morgue of the al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City, on July 20, 2014. (Photo: AFP-Mohammed Abed)

    Around the flickering, dim light of a candle nearly gone, the family of Abu Mohammed Shabet gathered in their house in #Hayy_al-Touffah, north-east of Gaza City, to break their fast. In the background, they could hear explosions caused by bombs fired by Israeli tanks positioned on the eastern borders of the Strip, aimed at the houses of unarmed civilians.

    Sanaa Kamal

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    #Culture_&_Society #Abu_Mohammed_Shabat #Articles #Israel #Palestine


  • 20 killed since midnight, Israeli forces ’massacre 12’ in Gaza City | Maan News Agency Published today | 09:23
    http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=714592

    GAZA CITY (Ma’an) – On the 13th day of the ongoing military offensive against the Gaza Strip, residents say invading Israeli forces committed “a new massacre” in the Shujaiyya neighborhood of Gaza City.

    At least 12 people have been killed and more than 150 have been injured in the eastern neighborhood, medics said Sunday. The death toll is expected to rise as more bodies are uncovered.

    Palestinian medical sources in al-Shifa Hospital told Ma’an that the hospital was unable to cope with the large numbers of residents who fled their homes in Shujaiyya “under fire” to the hospital for shelter. They highlighted that Sunday’s death toll hit 20 since midnight.

    Ashraf al-Qidra, a spokesman of the Palestinian ministry of health, said that among Shujaiyya’s victims were family members of senior Hamas leader Khalil al-Hayya. He identified them as Osamah Khalil al-Hayya, his wife Halah and his sons Khalil and Umamah.

    Al-Qidra highlighted that the last few hours were the “fiercest” against Palestinian houses. Residents, he said, have been appealing for help since midnight saying that large numbers of people have been killed or injured in the houses as shells continued to hit them from all directions.

    Al-Qidra highlighted that Israeli forces denied ambulances access to attacked houses to evacuate victims despite the uninterrupted efforts to coordinate through the International Committee of the Red Cross.

    “The Israeli occupation forces told the Red Cross Committee that Shujaiyya was a closed zone because of military operations,” the medical official explained.

    As a result, added al-Qidra, Palestinian ambulance teams decided to take the risk and access victims despite the Israeli military orders.

    Among the victims in Shujaiyya, according to al-Qidra, were teenage girl 14-year-old Hiba Hamid Sheikh Khalil and 38-year-old Muhammad Ali Jundiyya .

    Three unidentified bodies were also received at al-Shifa Hospital Sunday morning.

    Earlier, the body of 52-year-old Tawfiq Marshoud was evacuated.

    In Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, medical sources said three Palestinians were killed Sunday morning. Al-Qidra identified them as 23-year-old Hamid Abu Fuju, 26-year-old Ahmad Zanoun and 21-year-old Suhayb Abu Qurah .

    In addition, an Israeli airstrike on house of the Muammar family killed three brothers. Medical sources said Anas Yousif Muammar died of his wounds shortly after his brothers Muhamamd, 30, and Hamzah, 21, were killed in al-Juneina neighborhood of Rafah. Ten others were injured in the attack.

    Also in Rafah, al-Qidra said 56-year-old Husni Mahmoud al-Absi was killed by an Israeli raid which injured five others.

    Fahmi Abdul-Aziz Abu al-Said , 29, was also killed Sunday in the central Gaza Strip.

    #gaza_massacré

    • Israeli ’massacre’ in Gaza City
      http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=714592 Published today (updated) 20/07/2014 11:56

      GAZA CITY (Ma’an) – On the 13th day of the ongoing military offensive against the Gaza Strip, residents say invading Israeli forces committed “a new massacre” in the Shujaiyya neighborhood of Gaza City.

      At least 40 people have been killed and hundreds have been injured in the eastern neighborhood, medics said Sunday. The death toll is expected to rise as more bodies are uncovered.

      Medical sources said seven Palestinians were killed in other areas across the coastal enclave.

      Spokesman of the Palestinian ministry of health Ashraf al-Qidra said rescue teams evacuated 44 dead bodies from destroyed houses. More than 200 injured people were taken to al-Shifa Hospital.

      Medical sources identified some of the victims in Shujaiyya as Ahmad Ishaq Ramlawi , Marwah Suleiman al-Sirsawi , Raed Mansour Nayfah, Osama Ribhi Ayyad and Ahid Mousa al-Sirsik.

      Among the victims was photojournalist Khalid Hamid and paramedic Fuad Jabir .

      Dozens of victims in Shujaiyya haven’t been identified.

    • 100 Palestinians killed in Israeli assault on Sunday alone
      http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=714820
      Published today (updated) 20/07/2014 21:45

      GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Israeli forces killed at least 100 Palestinians on Sunday including 66 in a single neighborhood of Gaza City, bringing the 13-day death toll to 437.

      The assault on Gaza — which has also left 18 Israels dead — is the largest and deadliest attack on the besieged coastal enclave since 2008. More than 200 Palestinians have died since the ground invasion began on Thursday.

      On Sunday, 66 bodies were recovered from the Shujaiyya neighborhood in eastern Gaza City, in what medical authorities called a “massacre” and a level of violence not seen before in the ongoing conflict.

      At least 500 Palestinians were injured in Israeli attacks on Wednesday, with the total surpassing 3,000 as Gazan hospitals struggled to cope with the surge and facing shortages of medical supplies, doctors, and hospital beds.

      Shelling and airstrikes resume Sunday afternoon

      On Sunday afternoon, Israeli shelling fully resumed after a four-hour humanitarian ceasefire that it violated numerous times, and dozens more had been killed in the Gaza Strip as a result.

      Rayan Taysir Abu Jami , 8, and an elderly woman named Fatima Mahmoud Abu Jami were killed and three injured in an air strike on Khan Younis on Sunday evening, according to Palestinian Ministry of Health spokesman in Gaza Ashraf al-Qidra.

      Eight Palestinians were also killed in Israeli air strike on house in al-Ramal.

      The dead were named by Al-Qidra as Samar Osama al-Hallaq,29, Kinan Akram al-Hallaq, 5, Hani Mohammad al-Hallaq,29, Suad Mohammad al-Hallaq, 62, Saji al-Hallaq, Ibrahim Khalil Omar, Ahmad Yassin, and an 8th person, who was unnamed.

      A man and woman , meanwhile, were killed in a strike on the Atatra house in Beit Lahiya.

      Medical sources said Ahmad Abu Tayim , 27, died of injuries sustained on an airstrike on al-Zana are of Khan Yunis.

      Aya Abu Sultan , 15, was killed in a strike on her house northern Gaza Strip.

      Another man was killed, while four were injured in another strike on Gaza City earlier in the afternoon.

      Palestinian medical sources also said that a child identified as Suleiman Abu Jami was killed in an Israeli raid on Khan Younis in the south.

      Five other people were injured in Beit Hanoun in the north.

      In the central Gaza Strip, Israeli airstrikes in the afternoon killed four members of Abu Zayid family in al-Bureij refugee camp after destroying their home over their heads.

      Medical sources also said Suleiman Abu Jami was killed in Bani Suheila in Khan Younis. Four others were injured in the same raid including one critically injured.

      Al-Qidra said earlier that an elderly woman Najah Saad Addin Darraji , 65, and a 3-year-old boy Abdullah Yousif Darraji were killed in Rafah.

    • Killed Sunday, July 20
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      1.Salem Ali Abu Saada, Khan Younis
      2.Mohammad Yusef Moammer, 30, Rafah.
      3.Hamza Yousef Moammer, 26, Rafah.
      4.Anas Yousef Moammar, 16, Rafah.
      5.Fathiyeh Nadi Marzouq Abu Moammer, 72, Rafah.
      6.Hosni Mahmoud al-Absi, 56, Rafah
      7.Suheib Ali Joma Abu Qoura, 21, Rafah
      8.Ahmad Tawfiq Mohammad Zanoun, 26, Rafah
      9.Hamid Soboh Mohammad Fojo, 22, Rafah
      10.Najah Saad al-Deen Daraji, 65, Rafah
      11.Abdullah Yusef Daraji, 3, Rafah
      12.Mohammed Rajaa Handam 15, Rafah
      13.Yusef Shaaban Ziada, 44, Al Bureij
      14.Jamil Shaaban Ziada, 53, Al Bureij
      15.Shoeban Jamil Ziada, 12, Al Bureij (son of Jamil)
      16.Soheiib Abu Ziada, Al Bureij
      17.Mohammad Mahmoud al-Moqaddma, 30, Al Bureij
      18.Raed Mansour Nayfa, Shujaeyya (Gaza City)
      19.Fuad Jaber, Medic, Shujaeyya (Gaza City)
      20.Mohammad Hani Mohammad al-Hallaq, 2, al-Rimal (Gaza City)
      21.Kenan Hasan Akram al-Hallaq, 6, al-Rimal - Gaza
      22.Hani Mohammad al-Hallaq, 29, al-Rimal (Gaza City)
      23.Suad Mohammad al-Hallaq, 62, al-Rimal (Gaza City)
      24.Saje Hasan Akram al-Hallaq, 4, al-Rimal (Gaza City)
      25.Hala Akram Hasan al-Hallaq, 27, al-Rimal (Gaza City)
      26.Samar Osama al-Hallaq, 29, al-Rimal (Gaza City)
      27.Ahmad Yassin, al-Rimal (Gaza City)
      28.Ismael Yassin, al-Rimal (Gaza City)
      29.Aya Bahjat Abu Sultan, 15, Beit Lahia
      30.Ibrahim Salem Joma as-Sahbani, 20, Shujaeyya - Gaza
      31.Aref Ibrahim al-Ghalyeeni, 26, Shujaeyya - Gaza
      32.Osama Khalil Ismael al-Hayya, 30, Shujaeyya - Gaza (father of Umama and Khalil)
      33.Hallah Saqer Hasan al-Hayya, 29, Shujaeyya - Gaza (mother of Umama and Khalil)
      34.Umama Osama Khalil al-Hayya, 9, Shujaeyya - Gaza
      35.Khalil Osama Khalil al-Hayya, 7, Shujaeyya - Gaza
      36.Rebhi Shehta Ayyad, 31, Shujaeyya - Gaza
      37.Yasser Ateyya Hamdiyya, 28, Shujaeyya - Gaza
      38.Esra Ateyya Hamdiyya, 28, Shujaeyya - Gaza
      39.Akram Mohammad Shkafy, 63, Shujaeyya - Gaza
      40.Eman Khalil Abed Ammar, 9, Shujaeyya - Gaza
      41.Ibrahim Khalil Abed Ammar, 13, Shujaeyya - Gaza*
      42.Asem Khalil Abed Ammar, 4, Shujaeyya - Gaza
      43.Eman Mohammad Ibrahim Hamada, 40, Shujaeyya - Gaza
      44.Ahmad Ishaq Yousef Ramlawy, 33, Shujaeyya - Gaza
      45.Ahmad Sami Diab Ayyad, 27, Shujaeyya - Gaza
      46.Fida Rafiq Diab Ayyad, 24, Shujaeyya - Gaza
      47.Narmin Rafiw Diab Ayyad, 20, Shujaeyya - Gaza
      48.Husam Ayman Mohareb Ayyad, 23, Sheja’eyya, Gaza.
      49.Ahmad Mohammad Ahmad Abu Zanouna, 28
      50.Tala Akram Ahmad al-Atawy, 7, Shujaeyya - Gaza
      51.Tawfiq Barawi Salem Marshoud, 52, Shujaeyya - Gaza
      52.Hatem Ziad Ali Zabout, 24, Shujaeyya - Gaza
      53.Khaled Riyadh Mohammad Hamad, 25, Shujaeyya - Gaza (Journalist)
      54.Khadija Ali Mousa Shihada, 62, Shujaeyya - Gaza
      55.Khalil Salem Ibrahim Mosbeh, 53, Shujaeyya - Gaza
      56.Adel Abdullah Eslayyem, 2, Shujaeyya - Gaza
      57.Dina Roshdi Abdullah Eslayyem, 2, Shujaeyya - Gaza
      58.Rahaf Akram Ismael Abu Joma, 4, Shujaeyya - Gaza
      59.Shadi Ziad Hasan Eslayyem, 15, Shujaeyya - Gaza
      60.Ala Ziad Hasan Eslayyem, 11, Shujaeyya - Gaza
      61.Sherin Fathi Othman Ayyad, 18, Shujaeyya - Gaza
      62.Adel Abdullah Salem Eslayyem, 29, Shujaeyya - Gaza
      63.Fadi Ziad Hasan Eslayyem, 10, Shujaeyya - Gaza
      64.Ahed Saad Mousa Sarsak, 30, Shujaeyya - Gaza
      65.Aisha Ali Mahmoud Zayed, 54, Shujaeyya - Gaza
      66.Abed-Rabbo Ahmad Zayed, 58, Shujaeyya - Gaza
      67.Abdul-Rahman Akram Sheikh Khalil, 24, Shujaeyya - Gaza
      68.Mona Suleiman Ahmad Sheikh Khalil, 49
      69.Heba Hamed Mohammad Sheikh Khalil, 13, Shujaeyya - Gaza
      70.Abdullah Mansour Radwan Amara, 23, Shujaeyya - Gaza
      71.Issam Atiyya Said Skafy, 26, Shujaeyya - Gaza
      72.Ali Mohammad Hasan Skafy, 27, Shujaeyya - Gaza
      73.Mohammad Hasan Skafy, 53, Shujaeyya - Gaza
      74.Ala Jamal ed-Deen Barda, 35, Shujaeyya - Gaza
      75.Omar Jamil Sobhi Hammouda, 10, Shujaeyya - Gaza
      76.Ghada Jamil Sobhi Hammouda, 10, Shujaeyya - Gaza
      77.Ghada Ibrahim Suleiman Adwan, 39, Shujaeyya - Gaza
      78.Fatima Abdul-Rahim Abu Ammouna, 55, Shujaeyya - Gaza
      79.Fahmi Abdul-Aziz Abu Said, 29, Shujaeyya - Gaza
      80.Ghada Sobhi Saadi Ayyad, 9, Shujaeyya - Gaza
      81.Mohammad Ashraf Rafiq Ayyad, 6, Shujaeyya - Gaza
      82.Mohammad Raed Ehsan Ayyad, 6, Shujaeyya - Gaza
      83.Mohammad Rami Fathi Ayyad, 2, Shujaeyya - Gaza
      84.Mohammad Raed Ehsan Akeela, 19, Shujaeyya - Gaza
      85.Mohammad Ziad Ali Zabout, 23, Shujaeyya - Gaza
      86.Mohammad Ali Mohared Jundiyya, 38, Shujaeyya - Gaza
      87.Marah Shaker Ahmad al-Jammal, 2, Shujaeyya - Gaza
      88.Marwan Monir Saleh Qonfid, 23, Shujaeyya - Gaza
      89.Maisa Abdul-Rahman Sarsawy, 37, Shujaeyya - Gaza
      90.Marwa Salman Ahmad Sarsawy, 13, Shujaeyya - Gaza
      91.Mos’ab el-Kheir Salah ed-Din Skafi, 27, Shujaeyya - Gaza
      92.Mona Abdul-Rahman Ayyad, 42, Shujaeyya - Gaza
      93.Halla Sobhi Sa’dy Ayyad, 25, Shujaeyya - Gaza
      94.Younis Ahmad Younis Mustafa, 62, Shujaeyya - Gaza
      95.Yousef Salem Hatmo Habib, 62, Shujaeyya - Gaza
      96.Fatima Abu Ammouna, 55, Shujaeyya - Gaza
      97.Ahmad Mohammad Azzam, 19, Shujaeyya - Gaza
      98.Ismael al-Kordi, Shujaeyya - Gaza
      99.Fatima Ahmad Abu Jame’ (60), the family matriarch, Khan Younis.
      100.Sabah Abu Jame’ (35), Her daughter-in-law and her family :
      101.Razan Tawfiq Ahmad Abu Jame’ (14), Khan Younis.
      102.Jawdat Tawfiq Ahmad Abu Jame’ (13), Khan Younis.
      103.Aya Tawfiq Ahmad Abu Jame’, (12), Khan Younis.
      104.Haifaa Tawfiq Ahmad Abu Jame’ (9), Khan Younis.
      105.Ahmad Tawfiq Ahmad Abu Jame’ (8), Khan Younis.
      106.Maysaa Tawfiq Ahmad Abu Jame’ (7), Khan Younis.
      107.Tawfiq Tawfiq Ahmad Abu Jame’ (4), Khan Younis.
      108.Shahinaz Walid Muhammad Abu Jame’ (29), pregnant. (Fatima’s daughter-in-law, and her family)
      109.Fatmeh Taysir Ahmad Abu Jame’ (12), Khan Younis.
      110.Ayub Taysir Ahmad Abu Jame’ (10), Khan Younis.
      111.Rayan Taysir Ahmad Abu Jame’ (5), Khan Younis.
      112.Rinat Taysir Ahmad Abu Jame’ (2), Khan Younis.
      113.Nujud Taysir Ahmad Abu Jame’ (4 months), Khan Younis.
      114.Yasmin Ahmad Salameh Abu Jame’ (25), pregnant (another of Fatima’s daughter-in-laws, and her family) :
      115.Batul Bassam Ahmad Abu Jame’ (4) , Khan Younis.
      116.Soheila Bassam Ahmad Abu Jame’(3) , Khan Younis.
      117.Bisan Bassam Ahmad Abu Jame’ (6 months) , Khan Younis.
      118.Yasser Ahmad Muhammad Abu Jame’ (27) – Fatima’s son
      119.Fatima Riad Abu Jame’ (26), pregnant, Yasser’s wife and Fatima’s daughter in law
      120.Sajedah Yasser Ahmad Abu Jame’ (7), Khan Younis.
      121.Siraj Yasser Ahmad Abu Jame’ (4), Khan Younis.
      122.Noor Yasser Ahmad Abu Jame’ (2), Khan Younis.
      123.Husam Husam Abu Qeinas (7) (another of Fatima’s grandsons)
      124.Tariq Farouq Mahmoud Tafesh, 37, Gaza.
      125.Hazem Naim Mohammad Aqel, 14, Gaza.
      126.Mohammad Nassr Atiyya Ayyad, 25, Gaza.
      127.Omar Zaher Saleh Abu Hussein, 19, Gaza.
      128.Ziad Ghaleb Rajab ar-Redya, 23, northern Gaza.
      129.Wael Bashir Yahia Assaf, 24, northern Gaza.