Official: 13 Palestinians killed since sunset by Israeli fire in Gaza
Published Wednesday 23/07/2014 (updated) 23/07/2014 21:23
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Thirteen Palestinians have been killed since sundown as a result of Israeli strikes on Gaza, an official said in a statement.
Ashraf al-Qidra, a spokesman for the Palestinian health ministry, said that three Palestinians were killed in a strike on Sheikh Zayid towers in northern Gaza.
He identified the three as Ayman Adham Yusif al-Haj, 16, Bilal Ali Ahmad Abu Athra, 24, and Abd al-Karim Naser Saleh Abu Jarmi, 24.
In the Zaytoun neighborhood of eastern Gaza City, al-Qidra said two Palestinians died in an Israeli strike -- Nayif Fayiz al-Thatha, 24, and Hazim Naem Aqel, 17.
Six Palestinians died in Israeli attacks on al-Qarrara in eastern Khan Younis, he added.
He identified them as Ibrahim Amr al-Hallaq, 40, Wael Maher Awwad, 23, Issam Ismail Abu Shaqra, 42, Mohammad Ahmad Akram Abu Shaqea, 17, Abd al-Rahman Ibrahim Abu Shaqra, 17, and another unidentified man.
Alaa Jihad Ali Khattab, 25, was killed by Israeli fire in Dier al-Balah.
Abd al-Kadir Jamil al-Khaldi was killed in al-Buriej, he added.