Israel continues its military offensive against the Gaza Strip, killing on Wednesday evening alone, eight Palestinians, and injuring more than 60, some seriously. Children and infants are among the casualties.
The most recent escalation started when the Israeli Army assassinated Ahmad al-Ja’bary, the leader of the al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, and his deputy Mohammad al-Hamss.
Their car was targeted by an Israeli missile while driving in the center of the overpopulated city of Gaza.
The army carried out at least 50 attacks in different parts of the Gaza Strip leading to the death of eight Palestinians, while at least 60 were injured, some seriously.
Medical sources in Gaza reported that besides Al-Ja’bary and al-Hamss, Israeli shells also killed Mohammad Hani Kaseeh, 18; Isam Mahmoud Abu al-Ma’za, 19; Hiba Adel al-Mash-Harawi, 19; Ranaan Yousef Arafat, 3; Omar Jihad al-Mash-Harawi, 11 months; and Mahmoud Abu Sawaween, 65.
Palestinian Minister of Health in Gaza, Mofeed al-Mkhallalaty, stated that what is happening in Gaza is “a comprehensive war launched by Israel against the civilian population in Gaza killing elderly children and infants”.
He added that the latest escalation brings to mind the three-week Israeli war on Gaza that was launched by Israel on December 27, 2008, leading to the death of more than 1,520 Palestinians, including infants, children and women, while more than 5,000 were injured, dozens of which seriously.
On his part, Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, stated that the offensive against Gaza, dubbed as “Pillar of Defense” will be expanded.
Israeli Army Spokesperson, Avichay Adraee, stated in his Twitter feed that the war on Gaza has officially started, adding that Hamas leaders will be assassinated.
He also said that leaders of other Palestinian groups will be eliminated, and that he is running the entire operation from his command post in Tel Aviv.
The statements came after the army killed eights Palestinians, and wounded at least sixty in strikes and bombardment attacks targeting civilians areas in the coastal region.
Some of the targeted buildings in Gaza were civilian homes and schools located on Gaza City, Rafah, and Beit Lahia. Public facilities and resistance centers were also bombarded.
Israeli Army Chief of Staff, Benny Gantz, stated that he has approved the military offensive against Gaza, and added that he is personally leading the assault.
On Wednesday at night, the army carried out three consecutive air strikes targeting areas in Gaza City, leading to several injuries and extensive damage to civilian property.
The army also bombarded the Gaza International Airport, in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. The Airport has not been operational since the beginning of the al-Aqsa Intifada in late September 2000, and was repeatedly bombarded and bulldozed by the Israeli army.
Furthermore, Israeli soldiers fired several artillery shells into Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip; several shells hit al-Hoda Mosque in the city.
Palestinian resistance groups in Gaza claimed responsibility for firing dozens of shells and Grad missiles into different Israeli areas, including Tel Aviv.
Israeli sources claimed that 83 shells were fired into Israel, including Be’er Sheva (Be’er As-Sabe’), Ashkelon (Asqalan) and Sderot.
Israel said that its “Iron Dome” system managed to intercept 17 shells, including two which were fired towards Ashdod, adding that more than 55 shells were fired, starting on Wednesday evening, towards Israel.
45 shells hit areas in the Negev, while several shells hit Lachish region, Eshkol, Ashdod and Beersheba leading to “anxiety attacks” among Israeli civilians.
Back in Gaza, ninety civilians, including 10 women, and 15 children and infants, were injured and hospitalized due to Israeli bombardment to civilians areas, and at least eight Palestinians were killed in 55 Israeli strikes carried out between Wednesday evening an around 11:30 on Wednesday at night.
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Martyred By Israeli Occupation Attacks
انّا للہ و انّا الیه راجعون
May Allah Subhana wa Ta’ ala grant the Shuhada Jannatul Firdaus, and ease it for their families, loved ones and anyone around them. Allahumma Ameen ya Rabbil Alameen. ‘ Inna Lillahi wa ‘ Inna ‘ Ilayhi Raji’un, Allahu Akbar
* The list of shuhada does not display, the numerous victims of the zionist occupation which are undocumented by media. Nor it displays the victims of the “silent onslaught” due to restrictions of movement, ability to go to hospitals for treatment or life saving surgery, due to lack of medication because of the blockades and so on. For example: The Slow Motion Genocide by the Siege on Gaza only, killed 600 patients since Gaza got under Israeli Siege.
Neither does this list, display the avoidable mortality. A clear and statistical factual evidence, about the number of deaths due to indecent ruling by occupation forces. For even an occupier has obligations under International Laws, Geneva Convention and the Hague regulations, which it is neglecting. These circumstances, together with deliberate policies of the occupier to neglect and even deny every basic human right, severes avoidable mortality which is totally silenced by media or reporting organisations. While in the Holocaust, 1 on 6 Jewish people directly died of deliberate neglect, so if we believe the facts over 1 million due to avoidable mortality, neither should these same circumstances be ignores which are ongoing in Palestine. For this report displays a avoidable morality of at least 0,5 million Palestinians.
How many more dead corpses of Palestinians does the international community need to see in order to act? How many more cruelties and violations of Human Rights, Regulations and International Law will be needed to intervene so this ongoing warcrime is being stopped once and for all.