Wednesday, 23 July 2014

18 Palestinians killed in Israeli assault on Gaza Wednesday morning - death toll 644


GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli airstrikes and artillery shelling killed 18 Palestinians across the Gaza Strip Wednesday morning as the military offensive against the Gaza Strip enters its sixteenth day.

More than 644 Palestinians -- the vast majority of whom have been civilians, including more than 160 children -- have been killed in the assault so far, while Israel has suffered 29 deaths, 27 of whom have been soldiers.

The Gaza Strip continued to be bombarded from air, land, and sea on Wednesday morning, a day after the the United Nations' Palestinian refugee agency UNRWA accused Israeli of shelling a UN school sheltering the displaced for the second time in two days.

"UNRWA condemns in the strongest possible terms the shelling of one of its schools in the central area of Gaza," it said in a statement.

"The location of the school and the fact that it was housing internally displaced persons had been formally communicated to Israel on three separate occasions. We have called on the Israeli authorities to carry out an immediate and comprehensive investigation."

During the offensive, more than 135,000 Gazans have fled their homes, seeking shelter in 69 schools run by UNRWA. more

1 comments:

shakil ahmed said...

It is said a dead potential killer is always a good killer. Isn't it? You wanted to bleed Israeli citizens and lo you are bleeding!

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