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Police: Israel dropped 'equivalent of 6 nuclear bombs' on Gaza
Published Friday 22/08/2014 (updated) 24/08/2014 16:54
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GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Bomb disposal experts in Gaza on Friday said that Israel had dropped the equivalent of six nuclear bombs on the tiny coastal enclave over the course of it's six-week assault, including many that the police say are internationally banned.

The explosives' engineering police of the Gaza Ministry of Interior said in a statement that Israel had dropped 20,000 tons of explosives on the 139 square mile (360 sq km) territory.

"Flechette shells, fuel-air bombs (which explode twice, including after impact), dime shells, and flechette shells saturated with uranium were fired at Gaza Strip," the statement added, stressing that the weapons "affect the environment, soil, and water and will affect the next generations by spreading diseases especially cancer."

The statement said that areas near the border like Khuzaa, eastern Rafah, Shujaiyya, eastern al-Mughazi, al-Bureij and Juhr al-Dik were hit with "the lion's share of Israeli shells and missiles."

The statement said that of the total number of explosive, 8,000 were dropped from warplanes, "killing entire families and crossing them out of the Palestinian civil register."

Drones, Apache, F15, F16 and "vertical" warplanes were used during the offensive, firing MK82, MK83 and MK84 shells.

The statement added that the Israeli artillery deployed in eastern Gaza City had fired high-explosive shells at homes and civilian property causing massive damage, especially in Rafah, Khan Younis, Shujaiyya and Beit Hanoun.

More than 60,000 artillery shells of different sizes were fired at Gaza.

During the assault, Gaza police bomb disposal experts said that engaged in 1731 different missions including treating explosive devices, suspicious devices. and vehicles, among other tasks.

Major Hazem Abu Murad, deputy head of the explosives engineering department, and Major Taysir al-Hum were killed while dismantling suspicious objects in northern Gaza Strip, the statement added.

According to the statement, Major Abu Murad was one of the most important experts and trainers in explosives engineering in Gaza.

Other engineering police members were killed or detained during the Israeli offensive on Gaza Strip, the statement added, without identifying them.
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1 ) Tony / Scotland
22/08/2014 20:48
Mel /USA: Have you ever tried living in an Islamic republic, or even spent time in one on a vacation. They are not all that much fun for a Christian, they are not places to take your Mom to

2 ) Candy / USA
22/08/2014 20:59
Is this the same bomb disposal expert that blew up the UXB in Gaza on August 14? When Simone Camilli, an Associated Press video journalist, and his translator along with three police engineers were killed when an unexploded missile blew up as the ‘’Gazan bomb disposal experts’’ were trying to diffuse it. These people need to finish the evening class for dismantling unexploded bombs, at the Islamic University.

3 ) Stanley Kubrick / Space
22/08/2014 21:06
If Israel dropped 6 nuclear bombs on Gaza, there would be no one left to notice.

4 ) Joshua / USA
22/08/2014 21:44
"The explosives' engineering police of the Gaza Ministry of Interior?" Is that the successor to the Ministry of Rinky-dink Missiles -- now out of their jobs for lack of materials and workshops? Their calculations denote their credentials. "Little Boy" yielded 16,000 Tons of TNT over Hiroshima -- the lowest verifiable yield in history. Besides, Israeli precision bombs are a scalpel compared to a nuke's chainsaw. Just more slanted misinformation for nattering airhead western liberals to lap up.

5 ) David / USA
22/08/2014 22:01
As if any of these 'facts' can be relied upon.

6 ) Complete / Nonsense
22/08/2014 23:25
- 1 Nuclear Bomb and Raphia would becompletely erased, from the face of the earth, and the same is true for Gaza City Khan Yunis too, but - They are all there, just a bit worse after the war Hamas wanted, so - Not even 1 Nuclear Bomb equivalent fell on Gaza !!

7 ) Maureen / Australia
23/08/2014 00:56
An environment that is sure to impact on Zionists when the wind blows in their direction.

8 ) Lez / New Zealand
23/08/2014 01:54
America stand proud in you contribution to this abomination.

9 ) Tony / Scotland
23/08/2014 12:23
@2 FYI the bomb and explosive making faculty at the Islamic University, has been successfully blown up.

10 ) George Woodcock / Canada
23/08/2014 14:08
#8 I'm sure they do Lez, I'm sure they do (along with Iraq, Afghanistan, Vietnam, .....)

11 ) BBQBIGGUY / USA
23/08/2014 16:42
Let's put a battleship and cruisers off the coast and an aircraft carrier. Bulldozers to level the stockade fence. Let Israel look at that. If Israel challenges us by attacking us with the intention of killing us as the did In 1967 (see USS LIBERTY INCIDENT) Israel is a war mongering criminal. Google Israel massacres. Too many to count. True Jews the orthodox rabbis hate the Zionists. Google that. If Israel challenges us we need to show the citizens how we can destroy all their aircraft

12 ) Ricardo / Brasil
23/08/2014 17:04
To Maureen-Australia and Lez-NZ...no worries: it will low on you too...very soon... in the form of a bomb in a train station wherever you will be...or in an airplane,an airport anywhere in the world,...or when your children see and hear about westerners being beheaded for the horrible guilt of...taking pictures... Do not worry, Lez and Maureen:it will happen to you or someone close to you... And surprise,surprise: It will not be the sionists to do that, but the buddies of yours,the nice muslim

13 ) joefattal / USA
23/08/2014 18:38
@1) Tony / Scotland I will take my mother if she was alive to Gaza anytime and I am sure she would be safe beside been hit by an Israeli missile. I never heard yet Hamas pressure any Christians in Gaza to convert to Islam or die like with the IS in Iraq or Syria.

14 ) Zee / SA
23/08/2014 21:48
If Israel's precision bombs are a "scalpel" as you claim, then it becomes obvious that all the civilians, including the children killed by Israel's scalpel-like precision bombs, were in fact directly targeted by Israel.

15 ) inbound39 / New Zealand
24/08/2014 03:36
Israel under Netanyahu orchestrated this conflict because Netanyahu needed an out from the Peace Process given Israel had run out of excuses for stalling. When Gaza Op is analysed Israel will have nowhere to hide. Any report can be nothing other than damning of Israel and its careless and callous attitude.

16 ) Maureen / Australia
24/08/2014 11:27
#12 Well Ricardo, you'd know, wouldn't you... more Zionist false flags.

17 ) ismail / south africa
24/08/2014 14:40
Ricardo -you sound like another 3rd world idiot looking to get a green card- probably u will use this comment in application to the ' land of the free' ( see Snowdens releases ) David usa - you must think everyone is like you and your media. Only a dumb american could make this comment ( it well published that one of the most ignorant lot in the world are the American public -led by your politicians by a leash from the nose

18 ) american / us
24/08/2014 19:20
I think us govt and us civilititon are accupied by zionist israel

19 ) Altamash / India
25/08/2014 17:23
Really the zionist regime has crossed the level of cruelty.Such a cruel regime doesn't deserve to exist.

20 ) Lez / New Zealand
25/08/2014 23:24
Ricardo- Doom and gloom. What a Paranoid mind you have. You should apply for a job with Walt Disney Your imagination is running riot For your Bigoted statement on muslims there are good and bad in all Races Open your Bigoted Mind

21 ) LoL / Earth
26/08/2014 01:44
we haven't finished the job.... still more to come .... you still have time to move your children instead of hiding yourselves and letting them play outside .... be responsible, use the tunnels to take shelter, and let the hamas fight fair

22 ) Farid / Malaysia
28/08/2014 17:27
The Zionist "soldier" never ventured deep into Gaza always hiding behind the Merkava tank & letting the tanks, mobile artillery, helicopter gunships, sophisticated fighter jets & ships in the air & off the coast do the damage & mass killing of civilians. Whereas the Palestinian resistance fighter took the fight to the Zionist "soldier". The zionist "soldier" David Ovadia admits & brags how he killed 13 Palestinian children in cold blood with his sniper rifle. Shameful.
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