Thursday, July 17, 2014

Ground Invasion Begins: Israeli tanks shell Gaza hospital, injure several

PRESS TV | Jul 17, 2014

Several people have suffered injuries after Israeli tanks shelled a hospital in the besieged Gaza Strip.

The director of Gaza's al-Wafa hospital, where some patients are paralyzed or in comas, said the facility was targeted on Thursday.

"Israeli tanks are shelling the hospital, they have hit several of the floors, and several nurses have been injured," AFP quoted Basman al- Ashi as saying.

The director of the hospital further noted that their attempt for transferring patients to other hospitals has failed.
“There is heavy shelling in many places," Ashi said, adding, "And each patient has to be taken individually and carried because they cannot move…. They are tearing the hospital apart, bit by bit."
The death toll from 10 days of Israeli attacks against the Palestinians in the coastal enclave has reached 240, with more than 1,770 others injured.

Earlier in the day, Israel and the Palestinian resistance groups began trading fire again after a temporary ceasefire ended.

At least 10 Palestinians, including six children, were killed in the latest Israeli airstrikes on the besieged Gaza Strip.

Palestinian fighters also launched rockets at Israel in retaliation for the airstrikes. The rockets were fired on the Israeli cities of Tel Aviv, Ashkelon and Ashdod.

Since July 8, the Israeli regime has struck more than 1,800 targets across Gaza, which is home to around 1.8 million Palestinians.

Gaza has been blockaded since 2007, a situation that has caused a decline in the standard of living, unprecedented levels of unemployment, and unrelenting poverty.


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