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Official: 13 Palestinians killed since sunset by Israeli fire in Gaza

July 23, 2014 8:55 A.M. (Updated: July 23, 2014 9:23 A.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Thirteen Palestinians have been killed since sundown as a result of Israeli strikes on Gaza, an official said in a statement.

Ashraf al-Qidra, a spokesman for the Palestinian health ministry, said that three Palestinians were killed in a strike on Sheikh Zayid towers in northern Gaza.

He identified the three as Ayman Adham Yusif al-Haj, 16, Bilal Ali Ahmad Abu Athra, 24, and Abd al-Karim Naser Saleh Abu Jarmi, 24.

In the Zaytoun neighborhood of eastern Gaza City, al-Qidra said two Palestinians died in an Israeli strike -- Nayif Fayiz al-Thatha, 24, and Hazim Naem Aqel, 17.

Six Palestinians died in Israeli attacks on al-Qarrara in eastern Khan Younis, he added.

He identified them as Ibrahim Amr al-Hallaq, 40, Wael Maher Awwad, 23, Issam Ismail Abu Shaqra, 42, Mohammad Ahmad Akram Abu Shaqea, 17, Abd al-Rahman Ibrahim Abu Shaqra, 17, and another unidentified man.

Alaa Jihad Ali Khattab, 25, was killed by Israeli fire in Dier al-Balah.

Abd al-Kadir Jamil al-Khaldi was killed in al-Buriej, he added.
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