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The following is a list of the 204 Palestinians killed by Israeli air bombardment since Tuesday, July 8th. This list is being updated regularly.
Palestinian medical sources have reported that three Palestinians have been killed, and many others wounded, some seriously, by Israeli missiles striking Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, and Juhr Ed-Deek, east southeast of Gaza City.
Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem has issued an information sheet stating that the interpretation presented by the Israeli forces spokesperson — that it is enough for a person to be involved in a military activity to render his home and his neighbors’ homes legitimate military targets without having to prove any connection between his activity and the house in which he and his family live — is unfounded and illegal.
Hamas and Islamic Jihad stated Tuesday that http://www.imemc.org/article/68481 over the terms of a proposed truce with Israel that was drafted by Egypt. The Israeli prime minister stated that if Hamas does not accept the ceasefire proposal, it will be legitimate for Israel to broaden its military operation against the Gaza Strip.
The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) has welcomed the Dublin City Council’s unanimous passing of a motion calling for an end to both the ongoing Israeli attacks on Gaza, in which nearly 200 Palestinians have been killed, in addition to the continuing Israeli-imposed illegal siege on the region.
Yesterday, in the village of Deir Istiya, two young boys, Hasim Abu Zeed (13) and Hathem Yaser Abu Zeed (9) were attacked by Israeli settlers.
Gaza hospitals running out of medical supplies. An Israeli civilian was killed by rocket fire coming from Gaza, on Tuesday, according to the Israeli army. This is the first Israeli death reported during the eight days of cross-border violence, AFP has reported, as nearly 200 Palestinians have been killed and over 1,000 injured, with Gaza hospitals lacking even the most basic medical supplies.
The Israeli security cabinet reportedly agreed to a ceasefire agreement proposed by the Egyptian government,on Tuesday, but leaders with the Palestinian resistance said that no one had contacted them to negotiate any ceasefire.
Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and kidnapped one legislator, and three other Palestinians.
The US House of Representatives voted unanimously to support a non-binding resolution to reaffirm full U.S. support for Israel’s “defense of its citizens” and condemning Palestinian “unprovoked rocket fire”. The resolution made no mention of the nearly 2,000 tons of bombs that had been dropped by Israel on Gaza at the time it was passed
From The International Middle East Media Center – IMEMC News