Death Toll Hits 166, with 1096 Injured, as Israel’s Offensive on Gaza Escalates


GAZA, July 13, 2014 (WAFA) – At least 166 Palestinians were killed and almost 1096 were injured since Israel started its current aggression against Gaza on July 8, according to medical statistics.

As Sunday marks the sixth day of aggression, 12 Palestinians – including children, women and elderly – were killed and around 25 Palestinians were injured as a result of nonstop airstrikes targeting hundreds of locations across the Gaza Strip, including civilians’ homes, civil institutions, infrastructure, mosques and public departments, reported WAFA correspondent.

On Sunday morning, 21-year-old Haytham Za’rab died of his wounds which he sustained following an Israeli airstrike on Rafah, in southern Gaza, on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Israeli warplanes hit a house in Maghazi refugee camp, in central Gaza, killing female Laila Ewedat and injuring three others. The injured were transferred to a hospital in the nearby city of Deir el-Balah.

In the meantime, three-year-old Moayyad al-A’raj was killed as a result of an Israeli airstrike which targeted a house belonging to ‘Salama’ family in the city of Khan Yunes, while 11 others were injured in the attack. They were transferred to hospital for medical treatment.

While 80-year-old Hejaziya al-Heliw died of her wounds – sustained after an Israeli warplane hit Shuja’iyya neighborhood east of Gaza, another elderly, Ramzeya Abdul-Alem, 73, also died of her wounds which she received following an Israeli airstrike that targeted the southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah.

Meanwhile on Sunday, Mosab Daher, 22, died of his injuries sustained in an Israeli airstrike on Deir el-Balah city. Another youngster, Rami Abu-Shanab, was also killed Sunday as an Israeli warplane hit the city.

Another youth, Ezzeddine al-Bulbul, also died of his injuries which he had earlier sustained following an Israeli airstrike on Rafah.

A youngster, whose name was not identified, was further killed as Israeli warplanes hit a house the town of Beit Lahiya, in northern Gaza.

Source: WAFA