Fresh Israeli airstrikes kill more Gazans

August 22, 2014 in News by The Manimal

Source: PressTV

Palestinians observe the crater of a destroyed house following an Israeli military strike on the center of Gaza City on August 22, 2014.

Several Palestinians have been killed and dozens more injured in fresh Israeli aerial attacks on the besieged Gaza Strip over the past few hours.

The casualties come as Israeli warplanes bombed residential areas in the besieged Palestinian enclave on Friday.

Palestinian sources say the latest fatalities included two people in al-Nusairat and two others in Deir al-Balah. Two people, a man and a child, have also died of injuries.

A couple of other people had earlier been killed in Rafah, south of Gaza, while riding on a motorcycle.

Also, at least four people were killed when an Israeli airstrike targeted a cemetery. The victims were burying their relatives who had been killed in an overnight attack.

The Palestinian Health Ministry says at least 37 people have been killed during the Israeli aggression since Thursday morning.

Friday marked the third day of continued fighting in the coastal enclave following the collapse of ceasefire talks in Egypt.

Meanwhile, Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have called for more retaliatory responses to the Israeli attacks following the killing of three senior commanders of the Palestinian resistance movement, Hamas, in an airstrike in Rafah.

Mohammed Abu Shammala, Raed al-Attar and Mohammed Barhoum, the commanders of the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, which is the military wing of Hamas, were killed in an Israeli airstrike on the Tel al-Sultan refugee camp in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on Thursday.

The death toll from the Israeli war in the Gaza Strip stands at above 2,090. Some 10,300 others have been wounded since the Israeli aggression began on July 8.