Tuesday, 22 July 2014

46 Palestinians killed as Israeli assault continues - death toll 607


BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- At least 46 Palestinians were killed in Gaza on Tuesday as Israel's military assault entered its 15th day, bringing the total death toll to over 600 people since July 8.

In the latest airstrikes, four members of the same family were killed in Gaza City. They were identified as Muhammad Shehadeh Hajjaj, 31, Fayzeh Saleh Hajjaj, 66, Rawan Ziad Hajjaj, 15, and Yousef Muhammed Hajjaj, 28.

Earlier, two elderly women were killed in Rafah, southern Gaza. Medics identified them as Hakema Nafe Abu Odwan, 75, and Najah Nafe Abu Odwan, 85.

Four Palestinians were killed in al-Bureij refugee camp and Hasan Shabaan Khamase, 28, was killed in al-Maghazi camp in central Gaza.

Ahmed Asad al-Badde, 24, was killed in Beit Lahiya and the bodies of Tarek Fayek Hajjaj, 22, and Ahmed Ziad Hajjaj, 21, and Mosaab Nafeth Ejla, 30, were pulled from rubble in the al-Shujaiyeh neighborhood, which suffered heavy bombing on Sunday.

Earlier, the bodies of 65-year-old Muhammad Khalil Ahel and Hamada Eleiwa were found in the Gaza City neighborhoods of Shajaiyeh and Zaytoun.

Another man was killed in an airstrike on Beit Lahiya, while three people died in shelling on the al-Tuffah neighborhood of Gaza City. more

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