Three family members killed in Central Gaza 20Nov23 November 20, 2012

IMEMC   -   19 November 2012

Palestinian medical sources reported that three Palestinian family members were killed, on Monday morning, when the Israeli army fired a missile into a civilian vehicle driving west of Dir Al-Balah, in central Gaza. 14 Palestinians have been killed since Monday at dawn, 87 since Wednesday.

Eyewitnesses reported that an Israeli Apache chopper fired a missile at a Mercedes driving in Al-Baraka Street, killing three family members identified as Tamer Basheer, Amin Basheer, and Salah Basheer.

Israeli soldiers carried dozens of air strikes and fired dozens of artillery shells into different parts of the Gaza Strip overnight and during early dawn and morning hours Monday.

The latest Israeli military escalation brings the number of Palestinian killed since Monday at dawn to 14, while 87 Palestinians have been injured since Wednesday.

The army bombarded, on Monday at dawn, a home that belongs to the Abu Zour family, and the families of Azzam and Al-Qattaty in Az-Zeitoun neighborhood in Gaza City, leading to the death of four residents including one child and two young women. At least 40, including 25 children, have been injured in the attack.

The slain residents were identified as Mohammad Eyad Abu Zour, 4, Nisma Abu Zour, 19, Sahar Abu Zour, 19, and Ahed Al-Qattaty, 38 years old.

Also, Palestinian medical sources reported that one child, identified as Rana Ash-Shandi, 18 months, was killed when the Israeli army fired missiles targeting As-Saraya area, and several nearby homes.

87 Palestinians, including mainly children and women, have been killed by Israeli shells since Wednesday while more than 700 have been injured.

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