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  • Three Palestinians, including Child and Disabled Man, Killed and 148 Wounded as Israeli Forces Shoot at Unarmed Protesters in the Gaza Strip
    Al Mezan Center For Human Rights - 21-12-2018 21:03
    http://mezan.org/en/post/23339

    During the thirty-ninth week of the Great Return March demonstrations in Gaza, the Israeli military continued to use lethal and other forms of excessive force on Palestinian protesters. The documentation by Al Mezan Center for Human Rights shows that on Friday, 21 December 2018, Israeli forces killed three protesters, including one child and one disabled man, and injured 148 other protesters, including 20 children, three women, two journalists, and one paramedic. Of the injured, 70 were wounded by live fire, including nine children. Three suffered from serious wounds.

    The documentation indicates a trend of Israeli soldiers’ deliberate use of live ammunition, plastic-coated steel bullets, and tear gas canisters on unarmed protesters but journalists, and paramedics. Al Mezan’s documentation shows that on Friday:

    — At 4pm, Israeli forces shot Mohammed Al-Jahjouh , 16, with a live bullet in the neck at the demonstration in east Gaza City. Mohammed, a resident of Al-Shati’ refugee camp in west Gaza City,died of his injury at 4:25pm on the same day.

    — At 4:50pm, Israeli forces shot Maher Yasin , 40, with a live bullet in the head at the demonstration in east Al-Burij refugee camp in the Middle Gaza district. Maher, a resident of Al-Nuseirat refugee camp, also in the Middle Gaza district, was disabled since childhood. At 7:30pm on the same day, he succumbed to his wounds.

    — At 3:30pm, Israeli forces shot Abdul-Aziz Abu Sharee’a , 28, with a live bullet in the stomach at the demonstration in east Gaza City. Abdul-Aziz, a resident of Al-Sabra neighborhood in Gaza City, died of his injury at 8:50pm on the same day.

    — Sami Mosran, 34, a reporter for Al-Aqsa TV, was injured with a live bullet in his left leg at the demonstration in east Al-Burij refugee camp.

    — Ahmed Hamad, 20, a freelance photojournalist, was injured with a plastic-coated steel in both of his hands at the demonstration in east Gaza City.

    — Mohammed Muhaisen, 34, a photojournalist with Middle East Monitor, had his camera broken from shrapnel of live ammunition at the demonstration in east Gaza City.

    — Abdul-Aziz Al-Najar, 27, a paramedic with the Medical Relief Society, was injured in the right thigh by a tear gas canister at the demonstration in east Khan Younis. (...)

    #Palestine_assassinée #marcheduretour


  • Gazan succumbs to wounds sustained by Israeli live ammunition
    Nov. 4, 2018 3:38 P.M. (Updated: Nov. 5, 2018 11:50 A.M.)
    http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?ID=781690

    BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — A Palestinian succumbed to his wounds, on Sunday, that he had sustained earlier after he was shot and critically injured by Israeli live ammunition along the borders of the besieged Gaza Strip.

    Medical sources at the Soroka Medical Center confirmed that the Palestinian died due to being shot and critically injured by Israeli forces.

    The Israeli army issued a statement, on late Saturday, regarding the incident and said that the Palestinian was shot and injured after he allegedly crossed the security border fence with Israel.

    The identity of the Palestinian remained unknown.

    #Palestine_assassinée

    • Palestinian Teen Dies From Serious Wounds Suffered In Gaza
      November 5, 2018 1:09 PM
      http://imemc.org/article/palestinian-teen-dies-from-serious-wounds-suffered-in-gaza

      A Palestinian teenage boy died from, on Sunday evening, from serious wounds he suffered a day earlier, after Israeli soldiers shot and seriously injured him, in Central Gaza.

      The slain Palestinian has been identified as Emad Khalil Shahin, 17, from the Nusseirat refugee camp in Central Gaza.

      He was shot and seriously injured by the soldiers, on Saturday at night, during a protest in central Gaza, after the army claimed he “breached the perimeter fence.”

      Palestinian sources said the teen was near the fence on the Palestinian side, when the soldiers shot and dragged him away.

      Shahin suffered a very serious injury, before the army later airlifted him to Soroka hospital, in Be’er as-Sabe’ city (Beersheba), where he died from his wounds.


  • In Serious Escalation of  Using Excessive Lethal Force Against Peaceful Protestors in Eastern Gaza Strip, Israeli Forces Kill 7 Civilians, Including Child, and Wound 224 Others, Including 42 Children, 3 Women, 3 Journalists and Paramedic
    Palestinian Center for Human Rights | October 12, 2018
    https://pchrgaza.org/en/?p=11460

    The persons killed were identified as:

    Ahmed Ibrahim Zaki al-Taweel (23), from Deir al-Balah, was hit with a live bulllet to the chest ineastern al-Buraij refugee camp.

    Mohammed Abdul Hafith Yusuf Isam’il (29), from Deir al-Balah, was hit with a live bullet to the chest in eastern al-Buraij refugee camp.
    Ahmed Ahmed Abullah Abu Na’im (17), from al-Nuseirat refugee camp, was hit with a live bullet to the chest and incised wound to the left arm in eastern al-Buraij refugee camp.
    Abdullah Barham Suleiman al-Daghmah (25), from ‘Abasan al-Jadidah in Khan Younis, was hit with a live bullet that peneterated the right side of the abdomen and exited the left side in eastern al-Buraji refugeec amp.
    Tamer Iyad Mahmoud Abu ‘Armanah (21) from Rafah, was hit with a live bullet to the head in eastern Rafah.
    ‘Afifi Mahmoud ‘Ata al-‘Afifi (18), from Gaza City, was hit with a live bullet to the abdomen in eastern al-Sheja’eiyah neighborhood.
    Mohammed ‘Essam Mohammed ‘Abbas (20), from Sheikh Redwan neighborhood was hit with a live bullet to the head and succumbed to his wounds he sustained in the evening in eastern al-Sheja’eiyah neighborhood.

    Moreover, 224 civilians, including 42 children, 3 women, 3 journalists and a paramedic, were hit with live bullets and direct tear gas canisters. Sixteen of theose 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

    • Updated: Israeli Soldiers Kill Seven Palestinians, Injure 252, In Gaza
      October 13, 2018 2:35 AM IMEMC News
      http://imemc.org/article/seven-palestinians-killed-by-israeli-forces-in-protests-at-gaza-israel-border

      (...) He said that the soldiers have killed the following Palestinians Friday:

      Mohammad Issam Mohammad Abbas, 21, from Sheikh Radwan neighborhood in Gaza.
      Ahmad Ibrahim Zaki Taweel, 27, from the Nusseirat refugee camp, in central Gaza.
      Ahmad Ahmad ِAbdullah Abu Na’im, 17, from the Nusseirat refugee camp, in central Gaza.
      Mohammad Abdul-Hafith Yousef Ismael, 29, from the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza.
      Afifi Mahmoud Ata Afifi, 18, from Gaza city.
      Abdullah Barham Suleiman ad-Daghma, 25, from Abasan al-Jadeeda in Khan Younis, in southern Gaza Strip.
      Tamer Eyad Mahmoud Abu ‘Armana, 22, from Rafah, in southern Gaza Strip.

      It is worth mentioning that Abdullah has two bothers who were killed by the Israeli army; Suleiman was killed in 2005, while Bassam was killed in 2011. (...)


  • For Twenty-Eighth Friday of Great March of Return and Breaking Siege in Eastern Gaza Strip, Israeli Forces Kill 3 Civilians, Including Child, and Wound 171 Others, Including 14 Children, 3 Journalists and 3 Paramedics
    Palestinian Center for Human Rights | October 5, 2018
    https://pchrgaza.org/en/?p=11419

    On Friday afternoon, 05 October 2018, using excessive force against the peaceful protesters in the eastern Gaza Strip for the 28th Friday in a row, Israeli forces Killed 3 Palestinian civilians, including a child, and wounded 171 others, including 14 children, 3 journalists ( one of them was a female journalist) and 3 paramedics with live bullets and direct tear gas canisters. Eight of those wounded sustained serious wounds.

    According to PCHR fieldworkers’ observations, the border area witnessed heavy deployment of the Israeli forces this week as the latter heavily fired live bullets, increasing the number of causalities .
    (...)
    The Israeli shooting, which continued until 19:00, resulted in the killing of 3 civilians, including a child. Two of them were killed in eastern al-Shuja’iyia neighborhood and the third one was killed in eastern Khuza’a, east of Khan Yunis.

    The persons killed were identified as :

    1- Mahmoud Akram Mohamed Abu Sam’an (20), from al-Nusirat Camp, was hit with a live bullet to the chest.

    2- Fares Hafez ‘Abed al-‘Aziz al-Sersawi (12), from al-Shuja’iyia neighborhood, was hit with a live bullet to the chest.

    3- Hussain Fathi Hussain Muhsen (al-Reqib) , 18, from Bani Suhialah, east of Khan Yunis, was hit with a live bullet to the abdomen and succumbed to his wounds at approximately 20:45.

    #Palestine_assassinée #marcheduretour

    • Gaza : trois Palestiniens tués lors d’une nouvelle journée de manifestations
      Par RFI Publié le 05-10-2018
      http://www.rfi.fr/moyen-orient/20181005-gaza-israel-marche-retour-violences-regain-tension
      Avec nos envoyés spéciaux à Gaza, Hassan Jaber et Guilhem Delteil

      Selon l’armée israélienne, environ 20 000 Palestiniens ont à nouveau manifesté, vendredi 5 octobre, le long de la barrière de séparation entre la bande de Gaza et le territoire israélien. La mobilisation était forte encore alors que ce mouvement de protestation pour réclamer la levée du blocus imposé à l’enclave, la Marche du retour, dure désormais depuis plus de six mois. Au moins trois Palestiniens ont été tués par des tirs israéliens et 126 autres blessés par balle.

    • Si, Maan rappelle ce lourd bilan assez souvent, par exemple le 4 octobre :

      Israeli forces kill 15-year-old Palestinian, injure dozens in Gaza
      Oct. 4, 2018 10:51 A.M. (Updated : Oct. 5, 2018 12:03 P.M.)
      http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=781318

      Despite march organizers and Palestinian politicians maintaining that the protests be non-violent, Israeli officials have called the protests “violent riots” and according to statistics from earlier this week, the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza confirmed that Israeli forces had killed 193 Palestinians and injured at least 21,000 others

    • 3 Palestinians Killed by Israeli Forces at Gaza Border; 376 Wounded
      IMEMC News - October 6, 2018 3:16 AM
      http://imemc.org/article/3-palestinians-killed-by-israeli-forces-at-gaza-border-376-wounded

      Al-Mezan Center for Human Rights said the soldiers killed Mahmoud Akram Abu Sam’an , 23, with a live round in his chest, east of Gaza city. The Palestinian was from the Nusseirat refugee camp, northeast of Deir al-Balah, in Central Gaza.

      It added that the soldiers also killed a child, identified as Fares Hafeth Abdul-Aziz Sarsawi , 12, with a live round in the chest, east of Gaza city. The child was from the Sheja’eyya neighborhood in Gaza.

      The third Palestinian was identified as Mohammad Fathi Hussein al-Reqeb , 18, from Bani Suheila town, was shot with a live round in the abdomen, east of Khan Younis, in southern Gaza.

      A number of the wounded protesters had to be rushed to the hospital, while the rest were treated in field clinics.

      An ambulance en route to the hospital was directly targeted by an Israeli teargas canister, which caused damage to the ambulance.

      in addition, the al-Mezan Center said the soldiers targeted journalists and medics, seriously wounding a medic identified as Mohammad Nidal Abu ‘Aassi, 27, with a live round in the chest, east of Khan Younis, in southern Gaza, before he was rushed to the European Hospital.

      It added that the soldiers also shot a volunteer medic, identified as Tasneem Fathi Hammad, 20, with a gas bomb in her right leg, and volunteer medic Mohammad Samir Za’anin, 30, with a gas bomb in his head, in Jabalia, in northern Gaza.

      The army also fired gas bombs at ambulances, causing damage to at least one ambulance, east of Gaza city.

      In addition, the soldiers also shot a photojournalist, identified as Dua’ Farid Zo’rob, 20, with a live round in her leg, east of Khan Younis, journalist Khaled Ramadan al-Aswad, 21, with a live round in his left leg, photojournalist Mohammad Hazem al-Masri, 20, with a gas bomb in his head, photojournalist Mousa Soheil Oleyyan, with bullets’ fragments in his arm, east of Jabalia in northern Gaza, and journalist Mohammad Emad Za’noun, with rubber-coated steel bullets in his right leg, east of Gaza city.

      Since the weekly protests began on March 30th, 2018, Israeli forces have killed 198 Palestinians, and wounded more than 22,000 – more than 4,000 of them wounded with live ammunition fired by Israeli soldiers toward the demonstrators.

      The protests call for ending the 12-year-long Israeli blockade of Gaza and for the right of return of the refugees.


  • » Child Dies From Serious Wounds Suffered Friday
    IMEMC News | August 4, 2018 8:40 AM
    http://imemc.org/article/child-dies-from-serious-wounds-suffered-friday

    The Health Ministry in Gaza has reported that a child died, on Saturday morning, from serious wounds he suffered a day earlier, after Israeli soldiers shot him with live fire.

    The Health Ministry said the child, identified as Moath Ziad Soori, 15 , died from serious wounds he suffered during the Great Return March procession, east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza.

    The child, who was shot with a live round in the abdomen, was rushed to a hospital, but remained in a critical condition until he succumbed to his serious injuries, Saturday. Moath was from Nusseirat refugee camp, in central Gaza.

    #Palestine_assassinée #marcheduretour


  • » Army Kills Two Palestinians In Gaza
    IMEMC News | May 16, 2018 5:01 AM
    http://imemc.org/article/army-kills-two-palestinians-in-gaza

    Israeli soldiers killed, on Tuesday evening, two Palestinians, east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza, and injured more than 417, in several parts of the coastal region.

    The Palestinian Health Ministry said the soldiers killed Bilal Bodeir al-Ashram , 18, from the Nusseirat refugee camp, east of Deir al-Balah, in Central Gaza.

    The Palestinian was shot in the chest, east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, with a live round fired by an Israeli army sniper stationed on one of the sand hills installed by the military across the border fence.

    The soldiers also killed N asser Ahmad Mahmoud Ghorab , 51, from the Nusseirat refugee camp, after shooting him with a live round, east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza.

    The Palestinian was shot with a live round in the chest, and died from his serious wound shortly after his injury.

    #Palestine_assassinée #marcheduretour


  • » Israeli Soldiers Kill Seven Palestinians, Including A Child, Injure 922 In Gaza
    IMEMC News – April 6, 2018 8:14 PM
    http://imemc.org/article/army-kills-one-palestinian-injures-at-least-100-including-five-who-suffered-s

    Updated: The Palestinian Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip has confirmed that Israeli soldiers killed, Friday, seven Palestinians, including one child, and injured 992 others, in several parts of the coastal region. An eighth Palestinian died from serious wounds suffered last Friday.

    Update: The soldiers killed Ala’ Yahya az-Zamily , 17, after shooting him with a live round in his neck, east of Rafah. Ala’ was from Shaboura refugee camp, in Rafah.

    It said that Mohammad Sa’id Mousa al-Hajj Saleh , 33, from Rafah, in southern Gaza Strip, was shot with live Israeli army fire in the abdomen and chest, east of the city, during evening hours.

    The Ministry stated that the child, identified as Hussein Mohammad Madhi , 16, was killed by Israeli army fire, on Friday evening, east of Gaza city.

    Another Palestinian, identified as Sidqi Faraj Abu ‘Oteiwi , 45, from Nusseirat refugee camp, in central Gaza, was also killed by Israeli army fire.
    Also, the soldiers killed Ibrahim al-‘Orr, 20, in central Gaza.

    Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, said the soldiers shot 1070 Palestinians, 551 of them were rushed to the make-shift clinics on Palestinian lands hundreds of meters away from the border fence.

    He added that 442 wounded Palestinians were rushed to governmental hospitals, and 77 to private hospitals. Among the injured are 48 children, and 12 women.

    25 Palestinians suffered life-threatening injuries, and 239 suffered moderate wounds, in several parts of the Gaza Strip.

    #Palestine_assassinée #marcheduretour


  • » Israel confirms holding two bodies of Palestinians killed Friday – Total now 17
    April 2, 2018 10:40 AM IMEMC News
    http://imemc.org/article/israel-confirms-holding-two-bodies-of-palestinians-killed-friday-total-now-17

    Israeli authorities confirmed Sunday that they are holding the bodies of two Palestinians who were killed on Friday during the protests at the borders in Gaza. The two men were identified as:

    Mohammad Rubaiya

    Mosab Zohair Salloul
    According to Israeli news sources, the Israeli government said they have no intention of releasing the bodies or returning them to their families for burial.

    The Islamic faith requires that a body be buried as soon after death as possible, so most funerals are held the day after a person dies.

    However, Israeli authorities continue to hold the bodies of 26 Palestinians, including these two killed on Friday – some of the bodies held by Israel were killed over one year ago.

    The Israeli military spokesperson claimed that the two men whose bodies were taken after being killed by the military Friday were members of the armed wing of Hamas.

    But regardless of their political affiliation, on Friday the men were participating in a non-violent direct action at the border that involved all political parties and factions in Palestine.

    #Palestine_assassinée #marcheduretour

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    Update: Sixteen Killed Friday by Israeli Soldiers During Land Day Protest, 1416 Wounded
    March 30, 2018 7:58 PM

    http://imemc.org/article/israeli-soldiers-kill-seven-palestinians-injure-1100-in-gaza
    The number of Palestinians killed in Gaza during the Land Day protests at the border fences has reached 16, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health.

    Dr. Ashraf Al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza said the slain Palestinians have been identified as:

    1. Wahid Nasrallah Abu Sammour , 27, Khan Younis, southern Gaza. (farmer killed before dawn on his land)
    2. Mohammad Kamal Naja, 25, Jabalia, northern Gaza.
    3. Mohammad Naim Abu Amro , 27, Sheja’eyya, Gaza city.
    4. Amin Mansour Abu Moammar, Rafah, southern Gaza.
    5. Ibrahim Abu Sha’ar , 22, Rafah.
    6. Abdul-Fattah Bahjat Abdul-Nabi , 18, Beit Lahia, northern Gaza.
    7. Mahmoud Sa’adi Rohmi, 33, Gaza.
    8. Sari Waleed Abu Odah , Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza.
    9. Hamdan Ismael Abu Amsha.
    10.Jihad Ahmad Freina , 34, east of Gaza city.
    11.Ahmad Ibrahim Ashour Odah, 16, northern Gaza.
    12.Abdul-Qader Merdhi al-Hawajri , 42, Nusseirat refugee camp, central Gaza.
    13.Jihad Zoheir Abu Jamous, 30, Khan Younis.
    14.Bader Faeq as-Sabagh , 21, Jabalia.
    15.Naji Abdullah Abu Hjeir , 25, al-Boreij, central Gaza.
    16.Mosab Zohair Salloul (still unconfirmed, his body has not been recovered)

    1416 Palestinians have been wounded. 758 of whom were shot by live ammunition, 148 injured by rubber-coated steel bullets. The others were injured by tear gas, concussion grenades and other so-called ‘non-lethal’ weapons.


  • On Land Day, Israeli forces kill 14 Palestinians, injure hundreds more in Gaza
    March 30, 2018 8:19 P.M. (Updated: March 30, 2018 8:19 P.M.)
    http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?ID=779989

    GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Israeli forces shot dead 14 Palestinians and injured over a 1,000 more along the Gaza border on Friday, as thousands of Palestinians demonstrated in “The Great March of Return” on the 42nd anniversary of Land Day.

    The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza confirmed that 14 Palestinians were killed on Friday. They were identified as:

    Mohammad Kamel Najjar
    Wahid Nasrallah Abu Samour
    Mahmoud Abu Muammar
    Mohammad Abu Amro
    Amhad Ibrahim Odah
    Jihad Farina
    Mahmoud Rahmi
    Ibrahim Abu Shaer
    Abd al-Fattah Bahjat Abd al-Nabi
    Abd al-Qader al-Hawajri
    Sari Walid Abu Odah
    Hamdan Ismail Abu Amsha
    Omar Samour
    Bader Fayek al-Sabbagh

    The ministry added that 1,272 Palestinians were injured. While the majority suffered from severe tear-gas inhalation, tens of Palestinians were injured with live ammunition, some critically.

    The ministry called on Palestinians across Gaza to donate blood at hospitals.

    #Palestine_assassinée #marcheduretour

    • Friday: Israeli Soldiers Kill 15 Palestinians In Gaza, Injure 1416
      March 30, 2018 7:58 PM IMEMC News
      http://imemc.org/article/israeli-soldiers-kill-seven-palestinians-injure-1100-in-gaza

      The number of Palestinians killed in Gaza during the Land Day protests at the border fences has reached 15, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health.

      The latest casualties have been identified as:

      Bader Faeq as-Sabagh

      Naji Abdullah Abu Hjeir, 25, al-Boreij, central Gaza.

      1416 Palestinians have been wounded. 758 were shot by live ammunition, 148 injured by rubber-coated steel bullets. The others were injured by tear gas, concussion grenades and other so-called ‘non-lethal’ weapons.

      Updated from: The Palestinian Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip has reported that Israeli soldiers killed, Friday, thirteen Palestinians, and injured at least 1272, including many who suffered serious wounds, in several parts of the Gaza Strip.

      The latest casualties at the time of this report has been identified as Jihad Zoheir Abu Jamous, 30, who was shot with a live round in the head, in Khan Younis.

      At least twenty of the wounded Palestinians suffered life-threatening injuries, especially since the soldiers used exploding bullets.

      The Israeli army resorted to the excessive use of force against the nonviolent protesters who marched only carrying Palestinian flags, by firing dozens of live rounds at them, in addition to rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades.

      Dr. Ashraf Al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza said the slain Palestinians have been identified as:

      Wahid Nasrallah Abu Sammour, 27, Khan Younis, southern Gaza.
      Mohammad Kamal Najjar, 25, Jabalia, northern Gaza.
      Mohammad Naim Abu Amro, 27, Sheja’eyya, Gaza city.
      Amin Mansour Abu Moammar, Rafah, southern Gaza.
      Ibrahim Abu Sha’ar, 22, Rafah.
      Abdul-Fattah Bahjat Abdul-Nabi, 18, Beit Lahia, northern Gaza.
      Mahmoud Sa’adi Rohmi, 33, Gaza.
      Sari Waleed Abu Odah, Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza.
      Hamdan Ismael Abu Amsha.
      Jihad Ahmad Freina, 34, east of Gaza city.
      Ahmad Ibrahim Ashour Odah, 16, northern Gaza.
      Abdul-Qader Merdhi al-Hawajri, 42, Nusseirat refugee camp, central Gaza.
      Jihad Zoheir Abu Jamous, 30, Khan Younis.

      Wahid Sammour was the first to be killed earlier on Friday, while working on his own farmland, when the soldiers fired shells into lands, east of Khan Younis.

      Furthermore, hospitals and medical centers across the Gaza Strip issued urgent appeals to the Palestinians to donate blood for the wounded.


  • AP News : AP Exclusive : High civilian death toll in Gaza house strikes

    http://m.apnews.com/ap/db_289563/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=49OTQQ5v&can_id=c04bd6c1866a7591ea05420e1dd7

    C’est beaucoup moins que les estimations de l’Onu et des autorités palestiniennes. A suivre...

    By KARIN LAUB, FARES AKRAM and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH
    Published: Today

    http://img.vrvm.com/media/render.htm?m=884874751&width=500&height=500

    In this Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014 photo, Mohammed Al-Bayoumi, 39, and his son Mahmoud stand on the rubble of their family home in the Nusseirat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip. A July 31 Israeli airstrike killed 13 people from two families, including his son. The number of civilian deaths has been a key issue in the highly charged battle over the dominant narrative of last summer’s 50-day war, the third and most destructive confrontation between Israel and Hamas since 2008. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

    RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) - The youngest to die was a 4-day-old girl, the oldest a 92-year-old man.

    They were among at least 844 Palestinians killed as a result of airstrikes on homes during Israel’s summer war with the Islamic militant group, Hamas.

    Under the rules of war, homes are considered protected civilian sites unless used for military purposes. Israel says it attacked only legitimate targets, alleging militants used the houses to hide weapons, fighters and command centers. Palestinians say Israel’s warplanes often struck without regard for civilians.

    The Associated Press examined 247 airstrikes that - according to witness accounts and site visits - hit residential compounds, out of the some 5,000 Israeli strikes during the conflict. Its reporters compiled a detailed casualty count, determining 844 dead in those strikes.

    #gaza


  • #Gaza death toll tops 120 as #Israel vows more attacks
    http://english.al-akhbar.com/content/gaza-death-toll-tops-120-israel-vows-more-attacks

    Palestinian children look at the rubble of a destroyed mosque following an Israeli military strike in the Nusseirat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip, on July 12, 2014. (Photo: AFP - Thomas Coex) #Palestinian children look at the rubble of a destroyed mosque following an Israeli military strike in the Nusseirat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip, on July 12, 2014. (Photo: AFP - Thomas Coex)

    Israel pounded Gaza for a fifth day Saturday as it vowed no let-up in its bombing raid which has killed more than 120 Palestinians, mostly civilians. Defiant fighters from Gaza responded by firing five more rockets towards Israeli occupied territories, as Hamas rejected international calls to surrender, insisting Israel must (...)