Early in the morning of August 3rd, 2014, at least ten more Palestinians were killed in the Gaza town of Rafah as the Israeli forces continue their incursion against the Hamas militants.
In the light of day, the survivors brought out the dead and begun the funerals – burying several of the victims of Sunday’s strike on a UN-run school. In addition to the deaths, another thirty more remained wounded.
Chris Gunness, a UNRWA spokesman, denied Israeli claims that the strike on the school had been aimed at militants:
“There is no evidence whatsoever that there were militants inside the school; no evidence of militants firing rockets from inside the school. In international law, you have to distinguish between combatants and non-combatants. You have to consider if the risk of civilians being killed is really worth it.”
With nowhere left to hide, some Gazans have decided to return the homes they left after the Israeli military had strictly warned them to get out if the wanted to live.
After four dark weeks of heavy fighting, an estimated 250,000 people have been displaced. As of August 4th, the respected Palestinian Centre for Human Rights claimed that 1,888 Palestinians have died in Gaza since July 8th, when the Israel Defense Forces began their current military offensive.
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