Saturday, 9 August 2014

3 Palestinians killed in Israeli airstrikes on Gaza


GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli airstrikes killed three Palestinians in the Gaza Strip late Saturday, a health ministry spokesman said.

Ashraf al-Qidra said warplanes targeted a group of people in Deir al-Balah, killing 37-year-old Mahmoud Muhammad al-Jourani.

Earlier, an airstrike hit a civilian car in the al-Barazil neighborhood in eastern Rafah, killing Said Atif Tamraz, 26, and Muhammad Adil al-Ayidi, 28.

Eight Palestinians have been killed by Israeli attacks on Saturday, as warplanes continue to target various sites across Gaza.

The latest deaths bring the number of Palestinians killed in Israel's 33-day offensive on Gaza to 1,914. Some 9,861 Palestinians have been injured throughout the assault, according to the Ministry of Health.

The United Nations says at least 1,354 of the dead were civilians, including 447 children. more

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