Fresh Israeli air raids kills at least one person and injures 2 others in Rafah in the south of the Gaza strip. Their motorcycle was hit by a missile fired from a drone
The latest deaths came as Israeli drones fired missiles in Khan Younis killing Mansour Abu Nusaira and Hussein Hamad earlier this morning.
Israeli troops have opened fire at the funeral procession of some of those killed last night. 4 people have been shot and injured at the cemetery.
Last night Israeli warplanes hit the Palestinian legislative council, and 3 people were killed in this attack…
16 people have been killed, and over 20 injured so far in a series of air strikes. Many sites and places have been targeted throughout the Gaza strip.
Another aid raid targeted a house in northern Gaza.
A statement from EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said the bloc “is following with concern the recent escalation of violence in Gaza and in the south of Israel”.
“I very much deplore the loss of civilian life. It is essential to avoid further escalation and I urge all sides to re-establish calm.”
France also called for restraint and a return to calm in a statement issued by foreign ministry spokesman Bernard Valero.
Paris was “greatly concerned by the new episode of violence in Gaza and southern Israel,” especially as civilians were at risk, the statement said.
“We condemn the firing of rockets and the humanitarian consequences of this violence and deplore the civilian casualties,” it added.
|Two Palestinians murdered by Zionist aggression|
Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr said “Egypt is deeply alarmed” by the Israeli attacks and demands that they immediately stop
Yesterday afternoon, an Israeli F16 airstrike on a car in the Tal el hawa district resulted in the death of 2 Palestinians, and left one critically injured.
One of those murdered was Mahmoud Hanani, who was one of the 1,000 people freed in the recent prisoner swap. Mahmoud was 44 and was the secretary general of the Palestinian Resistance Committee.
Names of the 15 Palestinians killed Gazans in the last 24 hours:
Zuhair Al-Qaysi, 49 years old and his son in law Mahmoud Hanani 44 years old.
Yahya Dahshan 27,
Mohammad Haraha, 24
Obid Al-Gharabliu, 22
Hazem Qureqi, 22
Shadi Seeqali, 27.
Fayeq Sameer, 28
Motasem Hajjaj, 22
Ahmad Hajjaj, 22
Moahamd Al-Mogari, 25.
Mahmoud Nejam, 22
Moahamamd Al-Ghamri, 26
Hussain Barham, 51
Kamala Nusirah, 21
This news is from Yousef Al-Helou, a freelance reporter in Gaza