INVADERS BOMBED PLAYGROUND, SHIFA HOSPITAL OUT-PAITENT CLINIC
The insanity of the genocidal project is growing. It is clear that it is based on spite and hatred, not ‘self-defense.’ Little children playing at a playground on their happy holiday are not a threat to the Jewish military state. Injured patients in hospital are not a threat either. And like the shelling of the 4th UNRWA school in 4 days, the invaders admit attacking it, but blame Hamas. This time they are pretending Hamas bombed the Shifa hospital outpatient clinic. Utter madness
28 July, 2014 Ma’an English
Israeli forces on Monday bombed al-Shifa hospital and a park near the beach in Gaza City, killing at least 10 children on the first day of the Eid al-Fitr holiday, medics said.
The strike on al-Shifa Hospital, which is the main hospital in the besieged coastal enclave, hit the outpatient clinic, while the targeted park was located beside the al-Shati refugee camp.
Director of reception at al-Shifa Hospital Ayman al-Sahbani said that a total of 10 children’s bodies had arrived at the hospital as a result of the two strikes.
Thousands of Palestinians have taken refuge in the al-Shifa Hospital, as 130,000 have fled their homes as Israeli authorities declared more than 43 percent of the Gaza Strip off-limits to civilians and destroyed more than 2,000 homes in recent weeks.
Initial reports suggested that three of the dead came from a drone strike on the clinic, while seven were killed in the attack on the park. Dozens more were injured.
Israeli news site Haaretz said that the Israeli army said that “a preliminary investigation has found the Israeli army did not fire at the Shifa Hospital, and the fire is believed to have been Hamas.”
Israeli shelling killed two Palestinians in Jabaliya earlier on Monday amid a relative lull in fighting compared to previous days.
Another Palestinian, meanwhile, succumbed to his wounds, while seven bodies were recovered in Khuzaa in the eastern Gaza Strip as medical teams took advantage of the calm to retrieve bodies from the rubble of the heavily bombarded neighborhood.
The attacks came a day after Palestinian militants announced a 24-hour ceasefire beginning Sunday at 2 p.m. Israel refused to officially accept the ceasefire, but officials said they would restrain attacks to “retaliation” to Palestinian attacks.
Several rockets were fired on Monday into Israel, causing no damage or injuries.
Monday’s attacks brought the total Palestinian death toll to 1,055, with more than 6,200 injured.
The Israeli army says at least 43 Israeli soldiers have been killed in clashes with Palestinian militants in the same time, while three civilians have died in rocket attacks on Israel.