Israeli troops’ death toll passes 40 in Gaza: Hamas

Israeli troops’ death toll passes 40 in Gaza: Hamas
Tue Jul 22, 2014 07:23:46

Palestinian resistance fighters have killed over 40 Israeli soldiers since Tel Aviv started its offensive on the besieged Gaza Strip, Hamas says.

Al-Qassam Brigades, which is the military wing of Palestinian resistance movement Hamas, said that its forces killed 15 more Israeli forces in eastern Gaza City on Monday alone.

The Palestinian fighters also targeted an Israeli Merkava-4 tank in the east of Gaza City on the same day.

Hamas also fired dozens of retaliatory rockets into Israel. Warning sirens have sounded in Tel Aviv, Yavne, Gadara, Ashkelon, Ashdod, and many other places.

Top Hamas leader in Gaza Ismail Haniyeh said on the same day that the besieged Gaza Strip will become "a graveyard for Israeli soldiers" who are committing crimes against the Palestinians in the blockade enclave for more than two weeks.

The latest casualties bring the Palestinian death toll to nearly 600 from 14 days of Israeli attacks. Over 3,000 Palestinians have also been injured in the onslaught.

Medical workers are now raising alarm over a humanitarian crisis in Gaza where hospitals are running low on basic medical supplies.

Meanwhile, anti-Israeli rallies are being held worldwide in condemnation of Tel Aviv's ongoing atrocities against Palestinians, urging an immediate end to bloodshed in Gaza.

Pro-Palestinian protests have turned violent in France with angry demonstrators clashing with security forces in a Paris suburb.

A group of US demonstrators, joined by anti-Zionists, has gathered in front of the White House to protest Tel Aviv’s escalating ground and aerial offensives.

Similar rallies have been held in the Netherlands, Austria, Chile, Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Britain, Morocco, Bolivia, and Australia, among others.


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