Five more residents killed by Israeli missiles in Gaza 20Nov12 November 20, 2012

IMEMC   -  19 November 2012

Palestinian medical sources reported that five residents were killed in a new round of Israelis attacks targeting different parts of the Gaza Strip. 19 Palestinians have been killed since Monday at dawn, 54 injured; 92 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli shells since Wednesday, more than 740 were injured.

Medical sources reported that the two slain residents were identified as Ibrahim Mohammad al-Astal, 46, and Omar Mahmoud al-Astal, 14; also, a 4-year-old child was injured.

Two more residents identified as Mahmoud Sa’id Abu Khater and Abdullah Harb Abu Khater were killed in Khan Younis, in southern Gaza, after the army fired a missile at a motorcycle. The motorcycle drivers escaped unharmed but the two residents, walking nearby, were killed.

Another resident was killed and his body was severely mutilated and burnt when the army bombarded Tal al-Hawa, south of Gaza City.

The resident was identified as Mohammad Shamlakh, 32.

Earlier on Monday at dawn, three Palestinians were killed when the army fired a missile at a vehicle west of Dir al-Balah, in central Gaza.

Also, residents Anwar al-Astal and Ibrahim al-Astal were killed on Monday morning when the army bombarded an area west of Khan Younis.

One child girl, the daughter of one of the slain residents was seriously injured.

The army also fired a missile at a civilian vehicle transporting three brothers who were killed in the blast and their bodies were severely mutilated. The victims were identified as Amin Abu Bashir, Salah Abu Bashir, and Tamer Abu Bashir.

At least 14 Palestinians, including several children and family members, were killed by Israeli missiles and shells.

The number of Palestinians killed due to the ongoing Israeli aggression since last Wednesday arrived to 89, mainly civilians including children, infants, women and elderly, while more than 720 Palestinians have been injured.

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