Over 23 Palestinians killed as Israeli strike on Gaza continues

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A Palestinian man and his daughter have been killed in an Israeli air strike on Gaza, medics said. It is the fourth day of hostilities in which 23 Palestinians have been killed and more than 70 wounded.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to continue targeting rocket-firing militants for “as long as necessary”.

Emergency services spokesman Adham Abu Selmiya told AFP the latest raid struck the Jabalia refugee camp in northern Gaza.

The victims were named as Mohammed Mustafa al-Hasumi, 65, and his daughter 35-year-old Faiza al-Hasumi. The deaths bring to five the number of people killed in Gaza, with 45 wounded in a string of Israeli raids since midnight.

Two Gaza militants were killed in Israeli air strikes and a teenager died in an unexplained explosion. The militants belonged to Islamic Jihad’s armed wing, the al-Quds Brigades, and were killed in two raids around the southern city of Khan Yunis. In a statement, the group named them as Raafat Abu Eid and Hamada Suleiman Abu Mutlaq, both 24.

15-year-old Nayef Qarmut died, and six other teenagers were injured, in an explosion near the northern town of Beit Lahiya which Palestinian medics blamed on an Israeli drone strike.

However, the military denied carrying out any activity in the area at the time, and an AFP correspondent at the scene confirmed there was no sign that a missile had hit the area.

The army confirmed it carried out six strikes before dawn, targeting “a weapons storage facility and four rocket launching sites in the northern Gaza Strip, as well as a rocket launching site in the southern Gaza Strip.”

A spokeswoman said militants had fired more than 20 rockets at Israel since midnight, raising the number fired since Friday to 180, at least 46 of which were intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome air defence system.

Violence has spiked since Israeli jets killed Zuhair al-Qaisi, the head of the Popular Resistance Committees militant group, on Friday.

The incident prompted barrages of Palestinian rocket fire into the Jewish state.

The violence has prompted concern in the United States and Europe. Today Beijing also weighed in, urging Israel to halt its raids and for the Palestinians to stop their rocket fire.

RTE

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9 responses to “Over 23 Palestinians killed as Israeli strike on Gaza continues”

  1. leobetapar Avatar
    leobetapar

    now that Hamas has show desdain for the only real help (HA,Syria and Iran) the zioniste orgre will eat those stupids sunnis
    Next time if you want to come back idiot Hamas we will remenber you how you treat the tinny  shia minority

    1. 5thDrawer Avatar
      5thDrawer

      (Gee … tinny might be the right word … hmmm )

      1. leobetapar Avatar
        leobetapar

        they say that if the Zioniste attack Iran they will be neutral what kind of son of bitch they are ,if it wasn’t for HA and Iran they will even not exist But for this time we understand even if Zioniste kill them all we will laugh and forgot them, maybe the shit of riyad will help them lolololol

  2. leobetapar Avatar
    leobetapar

    now that Hamas has show desdain for the only real help (HA,Syria and Iran) the zioniste orgre will eat those stupids sunnis
    Next time if you want to come back idiot Hamas we will remenber you how you treat the tinny  shia minority

    1. 5thDrawer Avatar
      5thDrawer

      (Gee … tinny might be the right word … hmmm )

      1. leobetapar Avatar
        leobetapar

        they say that if the Zioniste attack Iran they will be neutral what kind of son of bitch they are ,if it wasn’t for HA and Iran they will even not exist But for this time we understand even if Zioniste kill them all we will laugh and forgot them, maybe the shit of riyad will help them lolololol

  3. Adam Yonatan Ben Yoel Avatar
    Adam Yonatan Ben Yoel

    QUOTE YOUR SOURCE IN THE HEADLINE AND SAY WHO THESE MEN WERE. Most if not all of them were not bystanders. Whenever any Palestinian says anything it’s immediately written as gospel truth and whenever any Jew says anything that isn’t against Israel, it’s immediately presented as doubtful. That is antisemitism in the media.

  4. QUOTE YOUR SOURCE IN THE HEADLINE AND SAY WHO THESE MEN WERE. Most if not all of them were not bystanders. Whenever any Palestinian says anything it’s immediately written as gospel truth and whenever any Jew says anything that isn’t against Israel, it’s immediately presented as doubtful. That is antisemitism in the media.

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