Genocide: Is the deliberate killing of large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation.
The Israeli genocidal offensive against defenseless civilian population in Gaza has been going on since July 8th. According to medical resources in Gaza, the continued military operation in Gaza has claimed the lives of 174 Palestinians, 34 children, 27 women, 12 senior citizens (as writing this report july14, 12pm Gaza Time) The death toll is rapidly being reported from all parts of Gaza; cities, districts and refugee camps. The Israeli killing machines of tanks, armed drones, F16 fighter jets, and Naval gunships, have caused more than 1260 injuries mostly to women, children and senior citizens. When talking about injuries, it is usually means a majority of amputation, missing limbs, severe burns, concussions and trauma.
On Saturday, 11th July, Israel murdered nine more people, two of whom were identified as disabled women, as massive air raids hit an organization for disability east of Gaza City. The current Israeli offensive aims principally to destroy the entire infrastructure of Gaza, besieged for the last 7 years. Since this mass murder campaign began, hospitals, parks, mosques, community organizations are among the Israeli bank of targets. Around 317 housing units have been leveled to the ground and 2500 houses have been so severely damaged they are uninhabitable. As a result of the mass destruction to civilian property, 17,000 people are currently displaced being accommodated in UN affiliated schools (as of 14th July at 8:00p.m.). Education and health sectors are also amongst the Israeli targets, 13 schools sustained major damage, 5 primary healthcare centers damaged. Mosques are very important places for Palestinians especially during the holy month of Ramadan, 3 mosques totally destroyed.
My family, like the rest of Gaza families, is living under constant cycle of fear and horror due to the continuation of this terrifying war. Israeli F16 fighter jets targeted a farm of olive trees nearby our homes located in Nuserat Refugee camp. The incredibly loud explosions hit the area several times causing damage to the family properties, cars, farms, lands, and homes. Shrapnel from an F16 fighter jet rocket hit the neighborhood and caused considerable damage to my Uncles’ homes. The bombs left children in a great state of panic and fear.
Israel declared that the objective of the mass murder campaign is to stop Hamas form firing the home-made rockets toward Israel, however, Israeli military practices in Gaza indicates the undeclared intention of Israel which is basically targeting civilians both bodies and infrastructure to make the whole nation of Gaza suffer. It is virtually a lie to say Hamas is targeted. Media resources of Gaza show the world the massive destruction of civilian homes, parks, community centers, mosques, agriculture and animal farms.
Below are photos sent from my cousin in Gaza showing the damage happened to our neighborhood in Gaza.