a compound housing a UN school in Jabaliya refugee camp in the
northern Gaza Strip, following their arrival at the Kamal Edwan
hospital in Beit Lahia on July 30, 2014 (AFP Mohammed Abed)
The shell struck Abu Hussein school in Jabaliya, which was sheltering hundreds of newly-displaced Palestinians.
In another attack later Wednesday morning, four Palestinian children and three others, all from the Khalili family, were killed in an Israeli shelling on the al-Tuffah neighborhood of Gaza City.
The Israeli army said in a statement around 8:00 a.m. that it had targeted “75 terror sites in the Gaza Strip” overnight.
The latest killings brought the number of dead since the start of Israel’s assault on Gaza to more than 1,283, according to health ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra.
UN figures indicate at least three quarters of the dead were civilians.
The more than 240 Palestinian children who have died represent at least 29 percent of civilian casualties, the United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, said in a statement, adding that another six children in Israel had been wounded from Gaza rocket fire.
So far, UN figures show more than 215,000 people have fled their homes in a territory which is home to 1.7 million Palestinians, leaving one in eight people homeless.
Many have taken shelter at schools run by UNRWA, a number of which have been hit by shells in the past week.
Palestinian factions were reportedly heading to Cairo on Wednesday to discuss a temporary humanitarian ceasefire.
However there was no immediate comment from Hamas as to whether that trip would go ahead.
The PLO said it had garnered the Islamist movement’s support for a 24-hour truce, but did not say when it was expected to start.
President Mahmoud Abbas had been in touch with exiled Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal on Monday and Tuesday and had “proposed the 24 hour truce,” senior Palestinian official Nabil Shaath told AFP on Tuesday.
“Meshaal and Hamas agreed.”
But Hamas said it had not so far agreed to any new truce and was waiting for Israel to show its hand first.
“When we have an Israeli commitment … on a humanitarian truce, we will look into it but we will never declare a truce from our side while the occupation keeps killing our children,” spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said.
Palestinian factions in Gaza have repeatedly insisted they would not except any long-term ceasefire that did not stipulate the lifting of the siege on Gaza.
Meanwhile, US Secretary of State John Kerry said that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had asked for fresh help from Washington in trying to broker a ceasefire.
“Last night we talked, and the prime minister talked to me about an idea and a possibility of a ceasefire,” Kerry said on Tuesday.
Netanyahu had said he “would embrace a ceasefire that permits Israel to protect itself against the tunnels and obviously not be disadvantaged for the great sacrifice they have made thus far.”
strike on July 29, 2014 to the Kamal Adwan hospital in Beit Lahia (AFP Marco Longari)
Al-Qidra provided a continuous account of the deaths and injuries across the Gaza Strip Wednesday.
He identified some of those killed in the shelling on the UN school as Issam Jaber al-Khatib, Said Abu Jalala, Taysir Hammad, Luay al-Feiri, Bassem Khalid al-Najjar, Thair Khalid al-Najjar, Usama Muhammad Suhweil, Bilal Midhat al-Amudi, Muhammad Moussa Ghabn, Adel Muhammad Abu Qamar, Abdullah Midhat al-Amudi, Ramadan Khader Salman, Alaa Khader Salman, Ali Ahmad Shahin, and Rami Barakat.
The bodies were taken to Kamal Adwan hospital in Jabaliya and al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City.
Four more Palestinians were killed and 40 were injured in a later Israeli attack on Jabaliya.
Another seven Palestinians were killed when Israeli shelling targeted the Abu Amer family home in Khan Younis.
They were identified as Ahmad Suleiman Abu Amer, his wife Muna Hajjad Abu Amer, and their children, Marwa, Marah, Suleiman, and Yasser.
Mona Hajaj Abu Amer was also killed in the shelling.
Additionally, 10 members of a single family were killed as Israeli forces shelled a building housing several members of the al-Astal family in Khan Younis.
They were identified as Ali Mahmoud al-Astal, 23, Khalid Salim al-Astal, 26, Muhammad Salim al-Astal, 26, Ramzi Ibrahim al-Astal, 21, Odeh Ali al-Astal, 25, Ahmad Muhammad Suleiman al-Astal, 26, Ahmad Ibrahim Ali al-Astal, Khalil Ibrahim Ali al-Astal, Izz al-Din Jaber Muhammad al-Astal, and Muhammad Mahmoud Muhammad al-Astal.
Some 25 other Palestinians were injured in the attack.
A Palestinian was killed in Israeli shelling targeting al-Nasser neighborhood in eastern Rafah.
Another unidentified Palestinian was also killed in Rafah.
Walid Shihda Marzouq Muammar, 51, was killed in an Israeli shelling targeting eastern Rafah.
Additionally, Sujud Abdulhakim Elayyan, 11, was killed in an Israeli shelling targeting Jaffa Street. Elayyan was physically disabled and used a wheelchair.
Another 19 Palestinians were killed in various Israeli airstrikes across the Gaza Strip.
AFP contributed to this report.
81 Notre Dame Law Review1275(2006). Conducting an in-depth study of the genocide in Darfur, Sudan, and also discussing other genocides, this article details the inadequacy of many of the international community’s response to genocides, such as “targeted sanctions” or international peacekeeping forces. Examining international legal authorities such as the Genocide Convention, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the International Court of Justice, the article demonstrates that groups which are being subjected to genocide have a legal right of self-defense. International treaties, Security Council arms embargoes, or national gun control laws cannot lawfully be enforced in a manner which prevents self-defense resistance to a genocide in progress, because under international law, the prohibition against any form of complicity in genocide takes legal precedence over lesser laws. With Paul Gallant & Joanne D. Eisen. In PDF.
For who does not understand the need or concept of resistance of Palestine, recommended read:
The History of Resistance – The Eagle of Palestine
- Special Topic – All Israeli Massacres on Palestinians
- iRemember… – Confirmed Names of Martyrs Occupation 2011 *
- Special Topic – Ethnic Cleansing
- Israeli escalation in Gaza – A “cover-up for settlement activity
- UN: Israel killed 2,300 & injured 7,700 people in Gaza in 5 years – Source
- The Palestinian Right of Self Defense
- Brayer: The Absolute Right of Palestinian Resistance – Source
- No. Israel Does Not Have the Right to Self-Defense In International Law Against Occupied Palestinian Territory – Source
MYTHS & FACTS ABOUT THE ROCKETS FROM GAZA
- The “Rocket” from Gaza Myth – Photography
- More facts about the Rocket from Gaza Myths – Storify
- Half the story: What @IDFSpokesperson leaves out about #Gaza ~ by @yousefmunayyer
- Israel and #Gaza: Context Behind Projectile Fire ~ by @yousefmunayyer
- Truths and lies behind Israel’s attacks on Gaza and its whining about rockets ~ by @AliAbunimah
- Israel is not looking for peace. Nor talks. But: This
- March 23, 2012 | Gaza Siege Harshness Continues. Israel’s committing slow-motion genocide ~ by Stephen Lendman
- March 18, 2012 | A “Leaflet” to the World about it’s own “forgotten” Extermination Camp called Gaza
- Sept 5, 2013 | “Slow Death” -International report says collective punishment of Gaza has reached critical stage – Incl Full Report PDF
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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.