Gaza death toll rises to 52 including 15 children, 3 women

The Israeli military continued pounding Gaza for a fifth day on Sunday, killing 52 Palestinians so far.

Ashraf al-Qedra, spokesman for the health ministry, said that the dead include 15 children, three women and four old men.

In the latest attacks, Israeli gunboats fired two shells towards Al-Shatie refugee camp in western Gaza city, killing a member of the military wing of Islamic Hamas movement and a girl who was playing nearby.

Witnesses and relatives identified the killed were Ahmed Nahal, 24 years old, and eight-year-old Tasneem Nahal.

Though a Hamas member, Ahmed Nahal was described by his relatives as not in a state of fighting.

Early Sunday afternoon, rescue workers pulled the body of a woman, 52, from beneath the rubble of her house which was destroyed in an Israeli airstrike.

The violence in Gaza is the fiercest in years. It started Wednesday when Israel killed the commander of the armed wing of Hamas which controls Gaza.

Responding to Israeli attacks, Hamas used long-range rockets for the first time, sending them to the outskirts of Jerusalem and Israel’s central city of Tel Aviv.

Xinhua

  • Patience2

    They were probably part of the ‘human shield’ around Hamas’ rocket launchers.

  • Patience2

    They were probably part of the ‘human shield’ around Hamas’ rocket launchers.

  • Fauzia45

    Children and women are the victims of such attacks!!They must be protected !Build bunkers like they  do, to protect the people !

  • Fauzia45

    Children and women are the victims of such attacks!!They must be protected !Build bunkers like they  do, to protect the people !

  • Mazen_M

    This picture breaks my heart:(  Haram this baby didn’t do anything to be in pain like that!!

  • Mazen_M

    This picture breaks my heart:(  Haram this baby didn’t do anything to be in pain like that!!

  • Hannibal

    It’s only a game… suffering kids turn into violent adults, then Israel calls them terrorists to secure money from the U.S. perpetually. Israel making of terrorists is a way of life, hell it is their lifeline. 

  • Hannibal

    It’s only a game… suffering kids turn into violent adults, then Israel calls them terrorists to secure money from the U.S. perpetually. Israel making of terrorists is a way of life, hell it is their lifeline. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Zubi-Ganubi/100001929974686 Zubi Ganubi

    My heart goes to this baby, a victim of fanatic leaders who shoots missiles from familiy houses, kinder gardens, schools, hospitals. some times i think the Hamas just want Israel to hit babies and children so he could win the PR wars. I will never even think of someone capable of dangering a baby like that. they don’t neet bunkers they need the Hamas to stop firing at the biggest and most strong army in the ME.
    i bet the Hamas leaders have bunkers while thier people wait in the streets for the incoming missiles.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Zubi-Ganubi/100001929974686 Zubi Ganubi

    My heart goes to this baby, a victim of fanatic leaders who shoots missiles from familiy houses, kinder gardens, schools, hospitals. some times i think the Hamas just want Israel to hit babies and children so he could win the PR wars. I will never even think of someone capable of dangering a baby like that. they don’t neet bunkers they need the Hamas to stop firing at the biggest and most strong army in the ME.
    i bet the Hamas leaders have bunkers while thier people wait in the streets for the incoming missiles.