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Israel targets 50 mosques since start of Gaza offensive
Published Tuesday 22/07/2014 (updated) 23/07/2014 19:08
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GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israel has destroyed or severely damaged over 50 mosques since its assault on Gaza began, a Hamas official said Tuesday.

Undersecretary of the Ministry of Endowments in Gaza, Hassan al-Saifi, said over 50 mosques have been targeted.

Israel does not distinguish between targeting militants, civilians, hospitals, mosques, and cemeteries, al-Saifi told Ma'an, adding that he is afraid that schools may be targeted in the coming days.

"People are buried in mass graves or in used family graves," he said, adding that hospital morgues can no longer accommodate the growing number of casualties.

Cemeteries are nearly impossible to reach due to heightened insecurity, he said.
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1 ) Colin Wright / USA
22/07/2014 20:42
But...but... Israel never destroys mosques. The Zionists tell us this all the time.

2 ) Free Speech? / USA
22/07/2014 20:49
"Israel does not distinguish between targeting militants, civilians, hospitals, mosques, and cemeteries... schools may be targeted in the coming days" should read: "Hamas, when deciding where to set up arms, does not distinguish between targeting hospitals, mosques, and cemeteries... schools may be targeted in the coming days." Actually, schools have already been found, according to the UN, to store weapons.

3 ) Rafael / USA
22/07/2014 23:13
Mosques have simply storage locations for rockets. Mosques have been locations where they shoot rockets. So the Hamas has defiled their "holy places".

4 ) Emily Friedman / USA
23/07/2014 05:02
Perhaps, in fairness, your article should state why Israel targeted the mosques. Were they used to store or launch rockets aimed at the civilian population of Israel, which is a war crime?

5 ) red / USA
23/07/2014 05:03
israel is a democracy: they don't discriminate in their unending murders!

6 ) Hetty / the Netherlands
23/07/2014 11:10
Rafael USA Friedman: How do YOU know? Or just parroting the hasbara or your media? I agree @ Red, USA: "Israel" is a democrazy.

7 ) Robert / US
23/07/2014 13:39
#4 Emily , where did you get that garbage information ?.. I know im not going to get a response, your dispirited & despicable.

8 ) Mel / USA
23/07/2014 15:23
Well Obama! It looks like another American President servile to Judeo-Nazism is allowing occupying Israel ANOTHER xenophobic CRESCENDO of racist,bigotted war crimes before the CURTAIN FALLS on this Zionist/rapturous AIPAC/CUFI 'act' in Zionism's 'theater' of perpetual offensive WAR! Or have you promised the Zionist State 2-3-4 ENCORES? I find it inconceivable &criminally unforgiveable that USG continues to follow Zionism's trail of tears i.e NAZISM.
It's beyond reason,legal justice & humanity!

9 ) Levi / USA
23/07/2014 15:34
1) Neither do the Isalmists destroy mosques, religous figures, churches cathedrals, don't they?

10 ) Mounir Touati / Canada
23/07/2014 17:05
Rafael USA Friedman: would you say the same words if the bombs were hidden under christian cathedrals?and where the heck is the proof of what you are saying:Hamas is storing rockets under mosques?Israel DOESNT know where the rockets are and furiously revenging their KIA soldiers,Israel is simply bombing EVERYWHERE,more than 600 killed most of them children and women,if these were American what would you say?where is your dignity?

11 ) JoeFattal / USA
23/07/2014 17:54
Everyone is equal in the eyes of King David.

12 ) Sveta / usa
23/07/2014 19:23
Garbage" information ifs being triggered in your anti-Semitic brains

13 ) Nothing But The / Truth
27/07/2014 00:38
May it be His Will, for the ground to swallow-up Hamas fighters (Amen), Since long before the start of this and every other Gaza War, * HAMAS USED MOSQUES (at least 50) and * HOSPITALS, SCHOOLS, AND CIVILIANS, * FOR WARFARE, instead of Prayer, and His people just targeted Hamas' fighters & weapons !!!

14 ) Robert / US
27/07/2014 05:02
12 & 13 your fools, the first to be lied too, COMPLETE GARBAGE.. I read now that israel used chemical weapons and experimental ones too..

15 ) Robert / US
27/07/2014 23:01
Oh it wouldnt be the first time.

16 ) Outlier / USA
27/07/2014 23:46
If a mosque or any other public or private building - is used to store weapons and/or ammunition, used to hide combatants and/or their support or used as access to military bunkers or stores, it becomes a legitimate military target, period.

17 ) Steve Carter / USA
28/07/2014 02:37
Muslims are the most peaceful people I met. The zionist lies that is why Colin was shocked when she heard that zionists are blowing up Masjids because zionist said they never did when they did. I never trust m?dia because they lie too much.

18 ) Robert / US
30/07/2014 04:42
#17 Steve , you are absolutely 100% correct .
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