Death Toll Hits 584 as Israel Kills 13 in Gaza


GAZA, July 22, 2014 (WAFA) – At least 584 Palestinians were killed, including children, women and elderly, while around 3650 others were injured since Israel started its ‘Operation Protective Edge’ aggression on Gaza on July 8, according to medical statistics.

As Tuesday marks the 15th day since the beginning of the aggression, WAFA correspondent said at least 13 Palestinians were killed since the early morning as Israeli artillery, battleships and warplanes continued to violently shell civilian areas, including mosques, government departments, public and private facilities and infrastructure.

Hospitals across the Gaza Strip reported that they have received dozens of cases of injuries and deaths where bodies reached the hospital charred, body parts blown off, or amputated limbs, most belonging to innocent children and women, in addition to many cases of second and third degree burns

On Tuesday morning, Israeli warplanes and artillery bombarded Deir el-Balah, killing Ibtihal Remahi, Yousef Remahi, Eman Remahi, Salwa Abu-Manifi and Samira Abu-Manifi.

In the meantime, the Israeli artillery targeted the town of Bani Suhaila, east of Khan Yunes, killing Mohammad Abu-Jame’.

Meanwhile, Naji al-Fajem, 26, and Mosab Salameh, 19, were killed as an unmanned reconnaissance aircraft targeted a group of people in Khan Yunes City. Others were reported wounded in the incident, including one seriously.

Another Israeli airstrike hit Nusseirat refugee camp, in the central Gaza Strip, killing Mohammad Haroun, 38, whereas Abdullah al-Bahisi, 27, was killed in Israeli bombardment on the nearby city of Deir el-Balah.

Warplanes also targeted a house in Khan Yunes, killing 55-year-old Mahmoud Abu-Sabha and injuring others.

60-year-old Hassan Baker was also killed in an Israeli artillery shelling on western Gaza City.

Moreover, F16 jet fighters hit many agricultural areas and private properties, causing financial damages.

Meanwhile, Fire erupted Tuesday in a cow farm in Beit Hanoun, northeast of Gaza, as an Israeli artillery shell hit the farm, according to media sources. Israeli army denied ambulances and civil defense access to the area.


Source: WAFA