15 citizens killed and 40 wounded in 24 hours


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15 citizens killed and 40 wounded in 24 hours

20-08-2011,11:01 |  Ezzedeen Al-Qassam Brigades

Al Qassam website/Agencies – The number of victims in the Gaza Strip in the latest Israeli occupation aggression rose to 15 martyrs and 40 wounded over the past 24 hours, the latest of whom were three victims killed while riding a motorcycle in the centre of Gaza City.

Palestinian sources said that Israeli aircraft fired at least one rocket at a motorcycle travelling on Road 30 in the centre of Gaza City ridden by more than one person including a child resulting in the death of three Palestinians.

Adham Abu Selmeyyah, spokesman of the emergency services in Gaza, said that three Palestinians including a two-year-old child died and a number of wounded people, including a woman were brought to hospital.

The victims were Dr. Monther Qureqe and his brother Mu’taz who is a commander affiliated with the Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad and his two-year-old son who were riding a motorcycle to hospital to seek treatment for the child.

Abu Selemeyyah said that Anwar Salim and Imad Abu Abdeh after an occupation aircraft targeted the motorcycle they were riding at the southern entrance to the Buraij refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip. Both of them are affiliated with the Quds Brigades.

PIC correspondent said that occupation aircraft Friday evening fired one rocket towards a group of residents in Abasan al-Jadida to the east of Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, but no casualties were reported.

Occupation aircraft also targeted a motorcycle in the Sheikh Zayed neighbourhood in the northern Gaza Strip killing Samed Abed, who is affiliated with the Salahuddin Brigades.

Earlier the PIC correspondent reported that occupation aircraft targeted a group of people at a stone cutting factory near the Wafa hospital to the east of Gaza City wounding two people one of theme a 15-year-old child.

Muhammad Enaya (22 years) was killed and another was wounded in a separate airstrike targeting a group of people in east Gaza City.

Two others, including a pregnant woman, were wounded in a separate airstrike.

This is in addition to the victims of the airstrikes that took place on Thursday evening.

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