The latest casualties in the fortnight-long violence of Israel have brought the Palestinian death toll to 611, according to Al-Alam. Almost 3,720 others, including mostly children and many others are civilians, were also injured during the Zionist regimes’ overall offensives.
Additionally, nearly 500 homes have been destroyed in the Israeli bombardments and 100,000 people have been displaced, said Jens Laerke, spokesman of the UN Office for Humanitarian Assistance (OCHA) at a Geneva news briefing.
Israel kept up attacks on Gaza on Tuesday, killing three Palestinians and hitting over 70 targets, including five mosques, a sports stadium and the home of the deceased Hamas military chief.
On Monday, a hospital was hit in Gaza, with four people killed and scores of others wounded in the attack. Thirty of the wounded were medics, according to Sky News.
The International Committee of the Red Cross issued a statement condemning the shelling “in the strongest terms,” Reuters reports. The organization stated that the hospital came under fire at least four times, with life-saving equipment severely damaged.
About 2,000 rockets have been launched over the past fortnight, Israeli military says.
All in all, Israel has lost 29 people – two of them civilians, with two soldiers killed on Tuesday, as stated by the country’s militia. This death toll is the highest number of Israeli military deaths since the 2006 Lebanon war.
Violence is raging on the West Bank as well. Medics told Reuters that soldiers shot a Palestinian man dead after cracking down on stone-throwing protesters.
This comes as US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Cairo on Monday for talks with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to discuss the region’s plight.
The US is set to give $47 million in humanitarian aid for Gaza, Kerry said.
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