#GazaUnderAttack | Israel Levels 14-story Apartment Complex in Gaza; 6 Civilians Killed in Separate Airstrikes

 Saturday August 23, 2014 23:21 by Celine Hagbard – IMEMC News

A massive Israeli airstrike in Gaza City, Saturday, leveled to the ground a building known as the al-Zafer apartment complex. Several nearby buildings were severely damaged. At least twenty-two people were badly wounded, and emergency workers are attempting to go through the rubble to find bodies and to see if there are more survivors.

al-Zafer building destroyed
al-Zafer building destroyed

In a separate airstrike, Saturday, Hussein Khaled Ahmad, 8, was killed along with his mother, Nisreen Ahmad, in an airstrike that hit their home in Deir al-Balah, in central Gaza, mid-day on Saturday.

Also in Deir al-Balah, Saturday, the body of Suheir Abu Mdein was recovered from under the rubble.

Air strikes continued in Deir al-Balah through the afternoon and evening on Saturday. One airstrike in Deir al-Balah hit the home of Abu Anwar Saliha, near Yafa mosque, but there are no reports of casualties in that incident.

Air strikes were also reported in Rafah, the area which suffered the most severe attacks in the Israeli assault on Gaza, in the few days before the temporary ceasefire was declared.

Two people were reportedly killed by an airstrike in the al-Jneina neighborhood of Rafah, but they have not yet been identified.

These attacks followed an airstrike, early Saturday morning, that hit the home of the al-Dahrouj family, killing the mother, father, their 3-year old and 4-year old sons, and the father’s aunt.

Another Palestinian died of wounds sustained in an earlier Israeli attack – he was identified as Salah Isleim.

Since Israel re-started its offensive on Gaza, Tuesday, after a week-long pause, more than 80 Palestinians have been killed and several hundred wounded, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health.

Video of the bombing of the apartment building:  Post by Watania Media Agency.

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* 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.

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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.

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