On Thursday Israeli military went deeper into Gaza City. Palestinians were ordered to leave their homes and wave white flags to ensue safety. It’s being reported that those white flags did not stop the military at times.
The Belfast Telegraph is reporting that at least people waving white flags in Gaza City are dead after the Israeli military fired into a group of residents obeying those orders.
In Khuza comes reports that a group consisting of a woman and three men waving white flags were fired upon. ‘B’tselem’, the Israeli pacifist group, said that Israeli soldiers deliberately shot the woman was first to be hit. Ravhiya al-Najar was shot in the head and died at the scene. Ambulances were unable to reach her as she laid on the ground with her relatives.
Ynet News reports:
“The gunfire was meant to kill, not as a warning,” he said. “With the help of the Red Cross, we tried to coordinate our arrival at the scene with the IDF, but they granted us permission to evacuate the woman only after several attempts; this was at 8 pm, more than 12 hours after the incident.”
The IDF has denied these reports saying that the accusation is “without foundation.”
Palestinian hospital officials have stated that the death toll is now at 952. Half of the dead are women and children.
Israel’s government is claiming that only a “few hundred” of Hamas’s 20,000 men have been killed. They also claim that the group still have a large supply of rockets.