Palestine: 21 Palestinians killed in predawn Israeli raids Thursday; 79 since Tuesday

10th Jul 2014

[Image of pre-dawn bombing of Gaza City (photo by Ifalasteen on Twitter)]

Saed Bannoura

Palestinian medical sources have reported that 21 Palestinians have been killed, and dozens have been injured, in Israeli strikes carried out during the hours between midnight and dawn, Thursday.

The Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) has reported that three Palestinians have been killed by an Israeli missile targeting their car, in the Nafaq Street, north of Gaza city. Their remains were moved to the Shifa Hospital, west of Gaza city.

They have been identified as:
1. Salem Qandil, 27.
2. Amer al-Fayyoumi, 30.
3. Baha’ Abu al-Leil, 35.

The Israeli air force also fired missiles into a number of homes in Sheikh Radwan area, north of Gaza, causing damage to several homes.

On Thursday at dawn, an entire family was killed by Israeli missiles west of Khan Younis city, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

They have been identified as:

1. Asma’ Mahmoud al-Hajj.
2. Sa’ad Mahmoud al-Hajj.
3. Najla’ Mahmoud al-Hajj.
4. Tareq Sa’ad al-Hajj.
5. Omar al-Hajj.
6. Amna al-Hajj.

Medical sources said more Palestinians were killed in Khan Younis, but have yet to be identified, and many more injured. All were moved to Nasser Hospital in Khan Younis.

Resident Ra’ed Shalat, 30, was killed; his wife and three children were wounded, when an Israeli missile struck their home in the Nusseirat refugee camp, in central Gaza.

Israeli soldiers also fires missiles into a park at the coast in Khan Younis, killing eight Palestinians, including brothers, while watching the World Cup. At least fifteen Palestinians have been injured.

They have been identified as:

1. Ibrahim Khalil Qanan, 24.
2. Mohammad Khalil Qanan, 25.
3. Ibrahim Sawali, 33.
4. Mohammad Sawali, 33
5. Salem al-Astal, 55.
6. Mohammad al-‘Aqqad, 24.
7. Unidentified.
8. Unidentified.

Earlier on Thursday, the Israeli Air Force fired missiles into several buildings and homes, in Deir al-Balah, in central Gaza, Khan Younis and Gaza city,

At least 500 Palestinians have been injured since the Israeli aggression on Gaza started three days ago.

Killed Thursday 7/10:

1. Salem Qandil, 27, Gaza City.
2. Amer al-Fayyoumi, 30, Gaza City.
3. Baha’ Abu al-Leil, 35, Gaza City.
4. Asma’ Mahmoud al-Hajj, Khan Younis.
5. Sa’ad Mahmoud al-Hajj, Khan Younis.
6. Najla’ Mahmoud al-Hajj, Khan Younis.
7. Tareq Sa’ad al-Hajj, Khan Younis.
8. Omar al-Hajj, Khan Younis.
9. Amna al-Hajj, Khan Younis.
10. Ra’ed Shalat, 30, Nusseirat.
11. Ibrahim Khalil Qanan, 24, Khan Younis.
12. Mohammad Khalil Qanan, 25, Khan Younis.
13. Ibrahim Sawali, 33, Khan Younis.
14. Mohammad Sawali, 33, Khan Younis.
15. Salem al-Astal, 55, Khan Younis.
16. Mohammad al-‘Aqqad, 24, Khan Younis.
17. Unidentified, Khan Younis.
18. Unidentified, Khan Younis.
19. Unidentified.
20. Unidentified.
21. Unidentified.

Killed Wednesday 7/9:

1. Hamed Shihab, Journalist – Gaza.
2. Salmiyya al-‘Arja, 53, Rafah.
3. Nariman Abdul-Ghafour, Khan Younis.
4. Rafiq al-Kafarna, 30.
5. Nayfa Farajallah, 80.
6. Abdul-Nasser Abu Kweik, 60.
7. Khaled Abu Kweik, 31.
8. Mohammad Arif, 13.
9. Mohammad Malika, 18 months.
10. Amna Malika (Mohammad’s Mother), 27.
11. Hatem Abu Salem.
12. Mohammad Khaled an-Nimra, 22.
13. Sahar Hamdan (al-Masry), 40, Beit Hanoun.
14. Ibrahim al-Masry, 14, Beit Hanoun.
15. Amjad Hamdan, 23, Beit Hanoun.
16. Hani Saleh Hamad, 57, Beit Hanoun.
17. Ibrahim Hani Saleh Hamad, 20, Beit Hanoun.
18. Mohammad Khalaf Nawasra, 4, al-Maghazi.
19. Nidal Khalaf Nawasra, child, al-Maghazi.
20. Salah Awad Nawasra, al-Maghazi.
21. Somoud Nawasra, al-Maghazi.
22. Mahmoud Nahedh Nawasra, al-Maghazi.
23. Aisha Najm.
24. Amal Yousef Abdul-Ghafour.
25. Ranim Jouda Abdul-Ghafour.
26. Ibrahim Daoud al-Bal’aawy.
27. Abdul-Rahman Jamal az-Zamely.
28. Ibrahim Ahmad ‘Abdin.
29. Mustafa Abu Murr.
30. Khaled Abu Murr.
31. Mazin Al-Jarba.
32. Marwan Eslayyem.
33. Hatem Abu Salem, Gaza City.
34. Sami al-Arja, 65, Rafah.

Killed Tuesday 7/8:

1. Mohammad Sha’ban, 24, Gaza.
2. Amjad Sha’ban, 30, Gaza.
3. Khader al-Basheeleqety, 45, Gaza.
4. Rashad Yassin, 27, Nusseirat.
5. Mohammad Ayman ‘Ashour, 15, Khan Younis.
6. Riyadh Mohammad Kaware’, 50, Khan Younis.
7. Bakr Mohammad Joudeh, 50, Khan Younis.
8. Ammar Mohammad Joudeh, 26, Khan Younis.
9. Hussein Yousef Kaware’, 13, Khan Younis.
10. Bassem Salem Kaware’, 10, Khan Younis.
11. Mohammad Ibrahim Kaware’, 50, Khan Younis.
12. Mohammad Habib, 22, Gaza.
13. Mousa Habib, 16, Gaza.
14. Saqr ‘Aayesh al-‘Ajjoury, 22, Jabalia.
15. Ahmad Nael Mahdi, 16, Gaza.
16. Hafeth Mohammad Hamad, 26, Beit Hanoun.
17. Ibrahim Mohammad Hamad, 26, Beit Hanoun.
18. Mahdi Mohammad Hamad, 46, Beit Hanoun.
19. Fawziyya Khalil Hamad, 62, Beit Hanoun.
20. Donia Mahdi Hamad, 16, Beit Hanoun.
21. Soha Hamad, 25, Beit Hanoun.
22. Suleiman Salam Abu Sawaween, 22, Khan Younis.
23. Siraj Eyad Abdul-‘Aal, 8, Khan Younis.
24. Abdul-Hadi Soufi, 24, Rafah.

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