Gaza Strip, 3 Shawwal 1435/ 30 July 2014 (MINA) – Two people were killed on Tuesday by Israeli shelling of a United Nations Relief and Works Agency car in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, a Palestinian Health Ministry official said.
“The shelling left medical doctor Bashir al-Haggar dead along with his brother, Samir,” Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qodra told Anadolu Agency quoted by Mi’raj islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.
Al-Qodra said earlier that ten Palestinians were killed by Israeli strikes on the northern Gaza Strip Jabalia camp.
United Nations personnel and Gaza’s medical staff are proving not immune to Israeli strikes as Israel’s shelling of the Gaza Strip, on that has been ongoing since July 7, has targeted these categories too.
Since July 7, Israel has pounded the Gaza Strip with fierce aerial bombardments with the ostensible aim of halting rocket fire from the strip, leaving 1216 people dead and more than 7000 others injured.
The vast majority of the dead and injured victims are civilians: children, women and elderly people.
Gaza-based resistance factions, meanwhile, have continued to fire rocket at Israeli cities in response to relentless Israeli bombardments.
According to official Israeli figures, 53 Israeli soldiers and three civilians have been killed since the hostilities began.
Israel’s military operation, dubbed operation “Protective Edge,” is the self-proclaimed Jewish state’s third major offensive against the densely-populate Gaza Strip – which is home to some 1.8 million Palestinians – within the last six years.
In 2008/9, over 1500 Palestinians were killed in Israel’s three-week-long operation “Cast Lead.” (T/P09/P04)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)