Monday, 21 July 2014

Israel kills 27 Palestinians, UN calls for immediate truce - death toll tops 500


GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces continued airstrikes and artillery attacks on the Gaza Strip overnight Sunday for the 14th day, killing two extended families in military attacks as the death toll tops 500.

Witnesses told Ma'an that an Israeli airstrike leveled a house belonging to the Siyam family in Rafah. Emergency services pulled the bodies of 11 family members from the rubble, including an eight-month-old baby.

Nine of the the victims were identified as Sumud Nasser Siyam, 26, Muhammad Mahrous Salam Siyam, 25, Badir Nabil Mahrous Siyam, 25, Ahmad Ayman Mahrous Siyam, 17, Mustafa Nabil Mahrous Siyam, 12, Ghayda Nabil Mahrous Siyam, 8, Sherin Muhammad Salam Siyam, 32, Dalal Nabil Mahrous Siym, 8 months, and Kamal Mahrous Salamah Siyam, 27.

Civil defense forces are still working to find survivors under the wreckage. more

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