Several injured as Israel shells area of historic al-Shamaa mosque
Published Wednesday 23/07/2014 (updated) 24/07/2014 12:00
Palestinian medics wheel a wounded man into al-Najar hospital
in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, on July 7, 2014 (AFP/Said Khatib)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Several Palestinians were injured on Wednesday after Israeli forces shelled the area around a 700-year-old mosque in central Gaza, medical sources said.
The mosque, known as al-Shamaa ("The Candle"), is located in the Zaytoun neighborhood of Gaza City and was reportedly shelled just before noon.
Also known as Bab al-Darum, the mosque is located in a dense area near Gaza's historic Old City that has been bombed numerous times by Israeli forces.