Gaza Strip killed over 30 Palestinians overnight Wednesday
and Thursday, including a family of eight.
The latest Palestinian to die, Abdullah Abu Majrouq, from al-
Qassam Brigades, was killed in airstrike on his motorbike in
An eight-year-old was killed in an airstrike in al-Hakar area
in Deir al-Balah. The boy, Abdul Rahman Khattab, was killed
after an Israeli airstrike on his home.
Israeli warplanes fired a missile at a car in the northern
Gaza Strip killing three Palestinians. A medical official
confirmed that the remains of the victims were taken to
Kamal Udwan Hospital.
Two of the men were identified as Mahmoud Waloud and
One man was killed after an airstrike targeted a motorcycle
south of Gaza City and another man Ahmed Zaher Hamdan
died from his injuries after Israel targeted a group of men
A four-year-old baby girl, Yasmin Muhammad al-Mutawwaq,
also succumbed to wounds sustained in an Israeli airstrike
on Khan Younis overnight.
Ismail Abu Jami, 19, was killed in a strike on Khan Younis
and Abdullah Ramadan Abu Ghazal, five, was killed in an
Israeli airstrike on Beit Lahiya, Gaza health ministry
spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra said.
Israeli warplanes also targeted a residential house in al-
Nuseirat refugee camp in central Gaza, with no injuries
In the southern Gaza Strip, an Israeli missile hit a residential
building in Rafah. Three men were injured in a car traveling
near the building.
Three men were injured, one seriously, in an airstrike
targeting a motorcycle in Rafah. Another airstrike struck
Gaza City, injuring two, while another airstrike targeted al-
Maghazi refugee camp in central Gaza.
Earlier, an airstrike hit a car in al-Nafaq street in Gaza City,
killing three and injuring four.
Bahaa Abu al-Leil, 35, Wisam Qandil and Amir al-Fayoumi
were identified as the victims. Islamic Jihad said in a
statement that the men were fighters with the al-Quds
Early Thursday, Israeli warplanes targeted a building in
Khan Younis, killing eight members of the al-Hajj family.
Over 30 people were injured in the strike.
Most of the victims were children, al-Qidra said, adding that
Israeli forces bombed the building without a warning or
asking them to evacuate.
Tariq al-Hajj, Najla al-Hajj, Aminah al-Hajj, Saad al-Hajj,
Omar al-Hajj, Aminah al-Hajj, and Basimah al-Hajj, 57,
were named as the victims.
Earlier, nine Palestinians were killed and at least 10 injured
when Israel targeted Waqt al-Marah coffee shop on a Khan
Locals said dozens of people were watching the World Cup
semi-final game when Israel fired a missile at the crowd.
Muhammad Khalid Qannan, his brother Ibrahim, Hamdi
Kamil Sawali, Suleiman al-Astal, Ahmad al-Astal, Mousa al-
Astal and Muhammad al-Aqqad were identified as some of
Muhammad Ihsan Farawneh, 18, was found dead on
Thursday under the rubble of the cafe.
Another airstrike in the al-Zawayda village in central Gaza
killed four members of the Shalat family; a couple and two
The car had 'TV' clearly marked in red paint on the bonnet
of the vehicle.
Early on Thursday the Israeli military said that during the
course of the preceding day, "at least 82 rockets hit Israel"
and 21 were intercepted.
The Israeli army said it launched raids on "322 targets"
overnight, taking the total number of Hamas targets hit to
The United Nations Security Council will hold an emergency
meeting on the crisis from 10:00 a.m., with UN Secretary-
General Ban Ki-moon due to give the latest about the
situation on the ground, followed by closed-door
consultations between the Council's 15 member states.
The meeting follows a request by Arab envoys.
Ban called the new wave of violence "one of the most
critical tests the region has faced in recent years".
"Gaza is on a knife edge. The deteriorating situation is
leading to a downward spiral which could quickly get beyond
anyone's control," he said.
"The risk of violence expanding further still is real. Gaza,
and the region as a whole, cannot afford another full-blown