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Official: 22 killed by Israeli strikes since truce collapsed
Published Wednesday 20/08/2014 (updated) 21/08/2014 16:49
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Palestinian rescuers clear the rubble of a destroyed house following
an Israeli air strike in Gaza City on Aug. 19, 2014
(AFP Mohammed Abed)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Renewed Israeli attacks on Gaza have killed 22 Palestinians since a temporary ceasefire collapsed on Tuesday, a health ministry spokesman said Wednesday.

The deaths brought the total Palestinian death toll in six weeks of Israeli bombardment to more than 2,040, with more than 10,200 injured as well.

Ashraf al-Qidra said on Tuesday afternoon that two Palestinians were killed in an Israeli airstrike on Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip on Wednesday. The dead were identified as Muhammad Imad al-Abit, 16, and Saher al-Abit, 11.

Six Palestinians were also injured in a strike on al-Mughraqa on the central Gaza Strip. The injured were taken to al-Aqsa Martyrs' Hospital.

Two were injured in an airstrike on the al-Abdaleh family home in Khan Younis.

Zaki Suleiman al-Rai, 54, died from wounds sustained earlier Wednesday.

The bodies of Mustafa Rabah al-Dalou, 14 and Wafaa Hussein al-Dalou were also recovered from the wreckage of the al-Dalou family home in Gaza City.

Earlier, a two-year-old Palestinian girl was killed in Israeli shelling on the al-Zaytoun neighborhood of Gaza City, al-Qidra said.

She was identified as Nour Muhammad Abu Hasirah.

Before that, al-Qidra said an Israeli airstrike killed an unidentified man near the al-Maqusi residential buildings in western Gaza City. The man's body was taken to Shifa hospital.

Al-Qidra added that civil defense rescue teams had recovered the bodies of a woman and a child from the rubble of the al-Dalou family home in Sheikh Radwan, which was hit by five Israeli missiles.

The wife and daughter of al-Qassam Brigades commander Muhammad Deif were killed in the attack, Hamas says, along with four-year-old Ahmad al-Dalou.

A 24-hour truce due to last until midnight collapsed late Tuesday afternoon when Israel said rockets fired from the Strip hit Beersheba. Hamas denied firing the rockets.

An Israeli army statement said that 137 rockets had been fired at Israel from Gaza since the truce collapsed.

One of them hit a home in Ashkelon without causing injuries, it said.

Earlier, the army said it had struck "some 60 terror sites" in Gaza overnight, in addition to targeting "two terrorists ... in the northern Gaza Strip."

Over 2,000 Palestinians -- the vast majority of them civilians -- have been killed throughout Israel's offensive on Gaza.

Sixty-seven people have been killed on the Israeli side, 64 of them soldiers.
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1 ) Moses Kestenbaum ODA / USA
20/08/2014 16:25
Hamas is insane, Hamas knows it has no chance but yet it endangers the lives of Palestinians , of own family members and friends. Hamas is self destructing and is taking down the Palestinian people together with it.

2 ) JoeFattal / USA
20/08/2014 16:57
Militarily we all know that Hamas cannot beat Israel, and they have no chance. But they are winning the war even with all the casualties but not the battle. When I say they winning the war I mean they are still around and they will never go away. And that's a loss for Israel. But Israel don't want to win the war, they want it to last forever to keep what they have. The US didn't finance Israel to build all the settlements for Israel to turn around and give them to the Palestinians.

3 ) Jeff / USA
20/08/2014 17:34
This is all just part of Israel's "hasbara". ...their PR campaigin to justify their lies and aggression. This is not on Hamas, it's on Israel. One day Israel will pay for what it has been doing since 1948. All you Zionists are blaming Hamas (and others) as terrorists, but Israel is the real terrorist. You leave people no choice when you murder, steal land and restrict all movement and commerce. You are turning people into inhuman objects, and it is disgusting.

4 ) Johnny benson / USA
25/08/2014 21:16
Joe fattal...your right...Hamas is playing right into Israel's hand....with Hamas around Israel need never make a two state deal...whatever PR gains Hamas gets...they already have....SO...why ...because they can't help it...it's all they got
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