[News] Including Senior Hamas Leaders, Twelve Palestinians Killed Thursday

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  Including Senior Hamas Leaders, Twelve Palestinians Killed Thursday

author Thursday August 21, 2014 09:55author by Saed Bannoura - 

    Palestinians medical sources in the Gaza Strip have reported that at
    least twelve Palestinians have been killed and at least 200 have
    been injured in the extensive Israeli bombardment targeting
    different parts of the besieged coastal region.

The Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad said Israel 
assassinated the following leaders after firing, during the early dawn 
hours, several missiles into a home in the Sultan neighborhood, west of 
Rafah, in the southern part of the coastal region.

The three have been identified as:

1. Mohammad Abu Shammala, commander of Al-Qassam in southern Gaza region.
2. Raed al-'Attar, commander of Al-Qassam in Rafah.
3. Mohammad Barhoum, a senior leader of al-Qassam.

It is worth mentioning that Abu Shammala and al-'Attar top Israel's 
extrajudicial assassination list as Israel considers them behind the 
capture of corporal Gilad Shalit in 2006.

The remains of al-'Attar and Abu Shammala were moved to the Abu Yousef 
an-Najjar Hospital, in Rafah, while rescue teams are still trying to 
remove the remain from Barhoum from under the rubble.

The Maan News Agency said the Israeli Air Force fired twelve missiles 
into the three-story home in Tal Sultan in Rafah, completely leveling it 
to the ground along with several nearby homes.

Five Palestinians were also killed in the attack, and more than 40 have 
been injured. The slain Palestinians have been identified as:

4. Hasan Hussein Younis, 75.
5. Amal Ibrahim Younis, (his wife).
6. Ahmad Nasser Kallab, 17.
7. Natheera Kallab.
8. Aisha Atiyya.

Also on Thursday, a father and his son were killed in an Israeli 
bombardment of their homes in Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the 
Gaza Strip. They have been identified as.

9. Srour Tamboura, 36.
10. Hasan Tamboura, 13.

Two more Palestinians were killed after the army fired a missile at a 
motorcycle rider in the Nusseirat refugee camp, in Central Gaza. They 
have been identified as:

11. Jom'a Matar, 27.
12. Omar Abu Naddi, 22.

The Ministry of Health said the latest strikes brings the number of 
Palestinians killed since midnight to twelve, while around 200 have been 

Updated From:

Four More Killed, 25 Injured, In The Gaza Strip
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 06:06:02

Palestinian medical sources in the Gaza Strip has reported that at least 
four Palestinians have been killed, and more than 25 injured, in Israeli 
bombardment targeting several homes in different areas in the besieged 
coastal region.

The Ministry of Health in Gaza said search and rescue efforts are still 
ongoing, trying to locate survivors under the rubble of bombarded homes, 
adding that, so far, two of the slain Palestinians have been identified as:

1. Amal Ibrahim Younis, 53, Rafah.
2. Hasan Hussein Younis, 75, Rafah.

It added that 25 wounded Palestinians have been moved to the Abu Yousef 
Najjar Hospital. Many of the wounded are children and women.

Initial reports indicate around three Palestinians were also killed, and 
at least eight injured, in Nusserirat refugee camp in central Gaza. They 
were moved to the al-Aqsa Hospital in Deir al-Balah.

They were in four-story home that was completely leveled to the ground 
by Israeli missiles.

At least six more Palestinians have been injured in a number of Israeli 
air strikes targeting homes in Jabalia and Beit Lahia, in the northern 
part of the Gaza Strip. One of the wounded suffered a serious injury.

On his part, Abu Obaida, spokesperson of the Al-Qassam Brigades of 
Hamas, called on all international airlines to stop their flights to Tel 
Aviv, starting Thursday, at six in the morning.

He also advised the Israelis to refrain from gathering in open areas in 
different parts of the country, and to remain in shelters until further 

Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and his Defense Minister, 
Moshe Yaalon, said all options are on the table, including an extended 
war on Gaza and a massive ground invasion.

Hamas spokesperson, Fawzi Barhoum, said the statements of Netanyahu 
regarding "destroying Hamas' military capabilities are false claims 
aiming at boosting the morale of his army, and the public.

Gaza Causalities, Prior To The Latest Attacks ~ Ministry Of Health in 
Gaza (Before the latest strikes)

2049 Killed, among them 553 children, 253 woman. (%44 of the total 
number of slain Palestinians).

1022 injured, among them 3106 children, 1970 women and 368 elderly. (%54 
of the total number of wounded Palestinians).

The Ministry said that the Israeli army continues to target entire 
families, killing in recent bombardments 18 members of four families.

10 hospitals have been bombed by Israel, some completely destroyed.

19 medical centers have been bombarded, 3 completely destroyed.

36 ambulances have been bombarded and targeted, 3 of them destroyed.

23 medics and medical workers have been killed.

82 medics and medical workers have been injured.

At Least Two Palestinian Killed In Gaza, 26 Palestinians killed since 

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