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Hamas blames Israel after Gazans killed & injured in tunnel attack by Egyptian Army


The Hamas Health Ministry reported two people killed, five injured in an “Israeli attack” on an underground tunnel which the Egyptian Army was actually responsible for.



Two people were reportedly killed and five were hurt in the southern Gaza Strip on Thursday in an “attack” on an underground tunnel along the border between Gaza and Egypt, according to Hamas’s Health Ministry.

The ministry described the incident as an “Israeli attack” and claimed it was done in response to rockets fired toward Eilat on Wednesday night.

Smoke rises after explosion at smuggling tunnel dug beneath Gaza-Egypt border – Reuters

However, a report released hours later by the Institute for National Security Studies said later on that the Egyptian Army was actually responsible for carrying out the attack. Continue Reading »

Ignoring Hamas’ policies, UN blames Gaza’s rising infant mortality rate on Israel

UNRWA: “We are very concerned about the impact of the long-term blockade on health facilities, supplies of medicines & bringing equipment in to Gaza.”



The infant mortality rate in Gaza has risen for the first time in more than half a century, according to the United Nations, raising concerns about the impact of the Israeli blockade on health facilities in the region.

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Gaza War Ordnance Explodes Killing 4 in Coastal Strip

Explosion of ordnance  believed to have been dropped in an airstrike during last year’s Operation Protective Edge, kills 4 Gazans from same family & wounds 13 others, reports Palestinian health official.

By Associated Press & Israel Hayom Staff


A Palestinian health official says at least four Palestinians from the same family were killed and 13 people were injured in the Gaza Strip by an explosion of Israeli military ordnance left over from last summer’s war.

An Israeli airstrike in Gaza during last summer’s war –  Photo: Reuters

Gaza Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra says the ordnance exploded as Palestinian workers were helping family members remove rubble from a house destroyed in the 50-day war between Israel and Hamas, which rules the coastal enclave. Continue Reading »