JERRUSELUM, (MANEND NEWS): The death toll from Israeli attacks on
the blockaded Gaza Strip has increased to 212, including 40 women
and 59 children.
The grim number includes 59 children and 40 women, the ministry
said in a statement issued on Tuesday, while more than 1,300 people
have been injured during the offensive.
Before dawn, within just a few minutes, dozens of Israeli strikes
bombarded the crowded Palestinian coastal strip controlled by Islamist
Flames lit up the sky as intense explosions shook Gaza City, sparking
widespread power cuts and damaging hundreds of buildings, local
The Israeli military has staged airstrikes across the Gaza Strip since
May 10, leaving behind a massive trail of destruction across the
There were also reports that the Israeli army said Hussam Abu
Harbeed, a top commander of the Islamic Jihad armed group, has
been killed in an Israeli air raid in Gaza. In a statement confirming it
had killed Harbeed, the Israeli military said he “was behind several
anti-tank missile terror attacks against Israeli civilians”.
On the other hand, tens of thousands of people have taken to the
streets in cities around the world, from New York and London to Cape
Town and Auckland, demanding an end to deadly Israeli air raids on
the Gaza Strip.