1,033 killed and at least 4,580 wounded in ongoing Israeli offensive

In-depth Report:

The Israeli Army continued its offensive against the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, killing at least 22 Palestinians. Dr. Muawiya Hassanen, of the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza, reported that 1,033 Palestinians have so far been killed and 4,580 wounded in the ongoing Israeli attacks.

On Wednesday night, medical sources reported that five Palestinians were killed, and at least seven wounded when the Israeli Army shelled the home of Abu Waheed Mousa, a civilian living in al-Sabra neighborhood in Gaza City.

Another resident was killed when the Israelis shelled Tal al-Hawa neighborhood.

Also, a UNRWA employee was seriously wounded when the Israeli Army shelled a clearly marked UN vehicle in Tal al-Hawa.

One resident was killed when the Israelis shelled a residential tower, north of Gaza City. Eight medics and one cameraman were wounded in the attack.
Medical sources said that a Palestinian child died on Wednesday of wounds sustained three days ago after the Israeli Army shelled his parents’ home.
Another resident was killed in al-Boreij refugee camp, and six other residents were wounded.

Four more Palestinians, including a 15-year old child, were killed when the Israelis shelled al-Qarara in Rafah.

Two residents were killed and several others were wounded when the Israeli Army shelled open areas and areas believed to have tunnels built underground, near Rafah.
Two women and an 18-month old infant were killed in a shelling in Rafah. Five residents, including two children, were wounded.

In Sheikh Radwan neighborhood, in Gaza City, the Israelis shelled a four-story home inhibited by 50 family members, killing two residents; one of them was 81 years old.

The al-Quds brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad, said that two of its fighters were killed; one of them in the former Nitzarim settlement, and the second in Khuza’a town, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

The Salah Ed Deen Brigades, the armed wing of the Popular resistance Committees, said that two brothers, both members of the popular resistance, were killed in Rafah. A third fighter was seriously wounded after the Israeli Army fired a missile at his motorcycle.

Medical sources in al-Shifa Hospital reported that three residents died at an Egyptian hospital of wounds sustained on December 27th, when the Israelis shelled all governmental facilities.

The al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, said that one of its fighters was killed after he broke into a home which was used as a hideout by the under-cover forces of the Israeli military; a number of soldiers were reportedly killed and wounded in the incident.

Furthermore, the Red Cross said that its medics uncovered two bodies buried under the rubble of a home shelled by the Israelis on Wednesday evening.
Three fighters were killed at dawn in Jabalia, and two fighters were killed in al-Sabra in Gaza City.
Three Palestinians were killed in al-Shaty’ refugee camp, west of Gaza City, after the Israeli Army fired severals shells at a number of homes.
Several residents were injured in al-Tuffah neighborhood, east of Gaza City, after the Israelis shelled at least one home.

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