Friday, 11 July 2014

Gaza death toll rises to 100 after 11 Palestinians killed overnight


GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Eleven Palestinians have been killed in Israeli airstrikes since midnight Thursday, Gaza's Ministry of Health said.

The latest airstrike in central Gaza killed Hamas municipality employees Mazen Aslan and Mazen Abu Kas.

Earlier, five Palestinians were killed and 15 injured in Rafah after the Israeli air force targeted the Ghannam family home.

Ghaliya Dib Jaber Ghannam, 7, Wissam Abdulraziq Hassan Ghannam, 23, Mahmoud Abduloraziq Hassan Ghannam, 26, Kifah Shihada Dib Ghannam, 20, and Muhammad Munir Ashur, 25, were identified as those killed.

The home was hit without warning and the impact of the airstrike completely destroyed the building and several surrounding properties.

Toddler Nour Abu al-Najdah was also killed in Rafah after being injured by shrapnel from an airstrike, while Raed Abu Hani, 50, was killed in eastern Rafah.

Adnan al-Ashhab, 40, died from injuries sustained in an airstrike near the al-Nuseirat refugee camp.

In Gaza City, Israeli warplanes targeted a fifth-floor apartment building, killing Anas Abu al-Kas.

According to Gaza's Ministry of Health, 98 Palestinians have been killed and over 600 injured in Israel's assault on the besieged coastal enclave.

The latest airstrikes would mean 100 Palestinians have now been killed since late Monday. more

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