Friday, August 10, 2018

Israel destroys Gaza cultural center

Israel destroys Gaza cultural center

A man stands in the middle of a room with the walls splattered with blood
The room where Inas al-Khamash was killed with her toddler daughter and unborn child the previous night, Deir al-Balah, central Gaza Strip, 9 August 2018.
 Ashraf AmraAPA images
Israel bombed and destroyed a building housing a cultural center in Gaza City before reportedly agreeing to a ceasefire with Hamas late Thursday.
The obliteration of the building in the heart of the densely populated Gaza Strip followed a night of terror for Palestinians in the territory.



Israeli bombing killed a 9-months-pregnant woman and her toddler, as well as a Palestinian man Wednesday night.
Gaza’s health ministry stated that Hayat, the unborn child being carried by Inas Khamash, 23, was “born a martyr.”
The woman was laid to rest in the same coffin together with her toddler daughter, Bayan, and Hayat on Thursday.
Her husband Muhammad was hospitalized after being injured in the bombing that killed his family.
The Israeli military said that it had hit 150 targets in Gaza since Wednesday evening.
Smoke rises after an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City on 9 August.
 Mahmoud KhattabAPA images
The Israeli daily Haaretz reported the military’s claims that 200 rockets were fired from Gaza, more than 30 of them intercepted and most of the remainder landing in open areas.
A foreign laborer working at an Israeli greenhouse was reported to have been “moderately to seriously injured” by a rocket fired from Gaza. Twenty-three Israelis have been hospitalized for injuries as a result of rocket fire since Wednesday, according to Haaretz.
A rocket fired from Gaza hit the city of Beersheba, in southern Israel, on Thursday, causing no injuries or damage.