Israel Kills, Wounds Many in Ongoing Attacks on Besieged Gaza

A 5-year-old Palestinian girl was killed in Israeli attacks on the besieged Gaza Strip. (Photo: Mahmoud Ajjour, The Palestine Chronicle)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff

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In a series of military strikes on the besieged Gaza Strip, the Israeli occupation army has killed and wounded many Palestinians, including a top Islamic Jihad leader Tayseer al-Jabari and a 5-year-old girl.

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Sat, August 6, 9:30 am GMT+2 

A Palestinian man was killed this morning on the second day of the Israeli aggression against the besieged Gaza Strip, the 11th victim in the Israeli attacks.

WAFA correspondent said an Israeli drone fired a missile at a farm in Bani Suhaila town, east of Khan Yunis in the south of the Gaza Strip, killing one person and injuring several others.

Sat, August 6, 9 am GMT+2 

The United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Tor Wennesland, expressed concern about the rising escalation in the Gaza Strip.

“I am deeply concerned by the ongoing escalation” in the Gaza Strip, said Wennesland in a statement, stressing that “I am deeply saddened by reports that a five-year-old child has been killed in these strikes. There can be no justification for any attacks against civilians.”

The UN Special Coordinator warned that “the continuing escalation is very dangerous,” calling on all sides to avoid further escalation.

Sat, August 6, 9 am GMT+2 

Several Palestinians, including children, were injured in a fresh Israeli airstrike, which hit a target east of Gaza City, according to WAFA.

WAFA correspondent said five Palestinians, including three children, were injured in the airstrike which hit the vicinity of their home in the Al-Shaaf neighborhood in Gaza City, and were moved to hospital for medical treatment.

Fri, August 5, 11:45 pm GMT+2 

The Palestine Chronicle publishes an exclusive gallery from the Shifa hospital and the funeral procession of ten Palestinians, including 5-year-old girl Alaa Qaddoum, who were killed in Israeli military strikes on Gaza.

Fri, Aug 5, 10:20 pm GMT+2 

Israel renews attacks on the besieged Gaza Strip, as the Palestinians Ministry of Health says that the number of Palestinian victims have reached 10 dead and 55 wounded.

Fri, Aug 5, 10:00 pm GMT+2

Al-Quds Brigades, the military arm of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement says it has fired over 100 rockets towards Tel Aviv and other Israeli towns in retaliation for the Israeli army assassination of top leader, Tayseer al-Jabari and other Palestinians, including a little girl.

Fri, Aug 5, 6:00 pm GMT+2

Al-Jazeera, the official Palestinian news agency WAFA and other sources have said that up to eight Palestinians were killed so far in the Israeli attacks. Aside from al-Jabari, the attacks also killed a 5-year-old Palestinian girl.

Fri, Aug 5, 5:30 pm GMT+2

The Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement announced that the Gaza Northern Command leader of Al-Quds Brigades, Tayseer al-Jabari has been assassinated by Israel in an airstrike on Friday.

Earlier, the Israeli occupation army announced the start of a military operation against the Islamic Jihad movement in the Gaza Strip. It named it ‘True Dawn’.

Fri, Aug 5, 2:00 pm GMT+2

Israel deployed attack drones and increased its surveillance over the besieged Gaza Strip, fearing retaliation after its arrest of a Palestinian leader earlier this week, Haaretz reported on Thursday.

In an escalation of its 15-year-long siege, Israel shut all crossings into Gaza on Tuesday after it arrested Bassam al-Saadi, a senior member of Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ).

The shutdown has stopped the transport of goods and aid into Gaza and prevented workers from crossing into Israel.

(The Palestine Chronicle, Agencies)

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