Israeli officials said that they will temporarily suspend strikes in Gaza for a five-hour “humanitarian window” on Thursday, but warned hundreds of thousands of Gaza residents not to return to their homes after that window closes at 3pm
Gaza: death toll hits 227 as Zionists step up genocide against civilians.
GAZA, 17/7/2014 – A horrific genocide shook up the Gaza Strip Wednesday evening and at dawn Thursday as at least 16 civilians, including children, were mass-murdered in a new round of Israeli airstrikes targeting civilians’ homes and institutions.
PIC correspondent said 5 civilians, including 4 elderlies, were killed early Thursday morning following a wave of Israeli air raids on Palestinian homes and agricultural lands in Khan Younis, Beit Lahia, Deir al-Balah and Rafah.
The Israeli F16 fighter jets reduced a number of homes to rubble, most notably the house of the Hamas political bureau member Khalil al-Hayya in al-Shajaiya neighborhood, east of Gaza. Dozens of civilians were left wounded in the process.
Other civilians’ homes have been turned into ruins by Israeli rocket attacks, including six other family homes in Gaza city, in Jabaliya refugee camp, and in Deir Balah.
Israeli attacks culminated in a barrage of random rocket launches on a number of Palestinian relief, charity, and rehab institutions.
In an earlier incident Wednesday PIC reporter at the scene kept record of another Israel genocide that took away the lives of 6 civilians in Khan Younis, to the south of the Strip.
Brothers Akram and Kamel Abu Amer were killed while the other family members were injured following an Israeli strike on the Abasan community, east of Khan Younis.
Elderly Kawthar al-Astal, youngster Hussein al-Astal, along with Yasmine and her brother Muhammad arrived dead to Nasser hospital in Khan Younis.
Health ministry spokesperson, Ashraf Al-Qudra, said Houssem Shamlakh was killed while 5 family members of his were rushed to hospital in the wake of an Israeli rocket round on their farmland west of Gaza.
The offensive coincided with an earlier genocide that took away the lives of 4 children near the Gaza shore.
Gaza death toll hit 227, all mass-murdered in the Israeli military offensive that has been rocking the Strip for 11 uninterrupted days.
Israeli Shelling Kills 4 Children on Gaza Beach
Israeli officials said that they will temporarily suspend strikes in Gaza for a five-hour “humanitarian window” on Thursday, but warned hundreds of thousands of Gaza residents not to return to their homes after that window closes at 3pm.
A day after a unilateral ceasefire collapsed in a matter of hours, Israel resumed strikes over Gaza, which have already killed more than 200 people, and urged local residents to leave their homes as it prepares to launch a ground operation.
On Wednesday, strikes were reported across the Gaza strip, including one on the beach near Gaza City harbour, that killed four kids, all members of a popular local family of fishermen.
The kids were playing football on the beach. They were all under the age of 12.
When the first shell hit the land, they ran away but another shell hit them all.
The kids were named as Ahed Baker, 11, Muhammed Baker, 11, Zakaria Baker, 10, and Ismail Baker, 9.
When the strikes on the beach occurred, dozens of foreign journalists were staying in a nearby hotel.
The graphic video below shows the beach after the Zionist entity attack on the children at play, and the young victims being carried away.
The videos below show different strike on Wednesday in Khan Younis, in southern Gaza, which killed three people, and an early morning strike on Gaza’s interior ministry.
More than 40 airstrikes were reported in Gaza overnight.
Following the collapsed ceasefire, Hamas and Islamic Jihad set 10 conditions for a ceasefire, which included a 10-year truce in exchange for the lifting of the siege on Gaza and the release of Palestinians prisoners arrested in the sweeping raids carried out during the search for three young Israeli settlers who were later found dead — including prisoners who had previously been exchanged in the Gilad Shalit prisoner exchange.