Israel kills more than 925 Palestinians during its 16-day aggression on Gaza
|Monday, January 12,2009 07:56|
The death toll of the continued Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip rose with the end of the 16th day on Sunday to more than 925 Palestinians most of them were children and women, while the number of injuries rose to 4,100 Palestinians.
According to Dr. Muawiya Hassanein, the director of emergency services in the health ministry, Israel killed 925 Palestinians so far including 299 children and 98 women.
On Sunday, the IOF troops continued the acts of ethnic cleansing killing more than 38 Palestinians in one day and wounding dozens others.
Palestinian medical sources reported yesterday that five Palestinians were killed during Israeli air strikes on the Gaza city and Jabaliya and another one was killed after bombing his motorcycle in Rafah.
According to the sources, more than 12 citizens were wounded and two others were killed by Israeli artillery fire in Khan Younis, while a Palestinian child was reportedly killed as a result of the continued Israeli shelling in Khuza"a amid reports of more casualties in the area.
The withdrawal of IOF troops from the area of Sheikh Ajlin, southwest of Gaza, unveiled an Israeli massacre, where 14 Palestinian were killed including a one-year-old child.
The IOF troops also killed dozens of Palestinians in other areas of Gaza including a citizen along with his wife and child who were killed by an air-to-ground missile fired by an Israeli drone north of Gaza city.
Human rights reports said that the IOF troops since the start of the ground offensive on Gaza had turned a number of homes into barracks and detained Palestinian inhabitants in their houses under inhuman conditions without providing them with any food or water.