Palestine: Two Palestinians killed in Gaza, many injured

23rd Aug 2014
Palestine: Two Palestinians killed in Gaza, many injured



[Image By Ministry of Health]


By Saed Bannoura


IMEMC News: Palestinian medical sources in the Gaza Strip has reported that two Palestinians were killed, and many injured, as the Israeli army continued to target densely populated civilian areas in the Gaza Strip.

The sources stated the two residents were killed in the Nusseirat refugee camp, in central Gaza, while many suffered mild-to-moderate injuries, and at least one Palestinian suffered a serious injury.

The attack took place near Ein Jalout Towers, in the camp.

The slain Palestinians have been identified as Mahmoud Nasser Qashlan, 24, and Yassin Hamed Abu Hamad, 22. Their remains, and the wounded residents, were moved to the al-Aqsa Hospital in Deir al-Balah, in Central Gaza.

The soldiers also fired several missiles into the areas including missiles fired into a farm and several structures.

In addition, soldiers fired several artillery shells into a number of homes in Nusseirat, causing excessive property damage and several injuries.

An Israeli drone also fired a missile into a home belonging to the family of a reporter, in Sheikh Zayed residential towers, in Beit Lahia, in northern Gaza.

The missiles struck apartment number 301 of residential tower number 38. The soldiers also fired missile into the rooftop, targeting water containers.

Sheikh Zayed residential towers are among many towers and residential apartment buildings targeted by the army.

Medical sources said the family in apartment 301 narrowly escaped death as an Israeli missile struck the balcony of their home causing significant property damage.

An Israeli war jet also fired a missile at a home belonging to a Palestinian family in Jabalia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip causing property damage but no injuries.

On Thursday, the Ministry of Health in Gaza said 34 Palestinians were killed, and that the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli missiles and shells since July 8 is 2083, including 561 children, 255 women, and 98 elderly.

It added that 10482 Palestinians, including 3189 children, 1994 women and 388 elderly have been injuries, hundreds of them suffered serious injuries.

“Israel also committed massacres against 86 families since July 8”, the Ministry stated, “505 Palestinians, including infants, children, women and elderly, have been injured”.

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