A Palestinian paramedic was killed and a number of other citizens were wounded in fresh Israeli aerial raids on the Gaza Strip at dawn Wednesday that claimed the lives of almost 390 citizens and wounded 1800 others since Saturday.Dr. Muawiya Hasanein, the director of ambulance and emergency in the health ministry, told the PIC over the telephone that paramedic Mahmoud Abu Hasira was killed, another paramedic and doctor wounded when the IOF warplanes shelled an ambulance car carrying the international Red Cross flag while on its way to rescue wounded persons east of Gaza.
He said that many other casualties were registered in various areas of the Strip, adding that the IOF warplanes shelled and destroyed nine ambulance cars and three vehicles for civil defense.
Meanwhile, legal centers refuted IOF claims of bombing a truck loaded with missiles on Tuesday after investigating the incident which the IOF filmed and circulated. The legal centers said that the truck was carrying gas cylinders and that the seven martyrs who were killed in the shelling were all civilians.
Meanwhile, Egypt closed the Rafah border terminal with Gaza only few hours after opening it before humanitarian assistance on Tuesday evening following IOF threats of shelling the crossing.
The intensified IOF air raids continued for the fifth day unabated killing and maiming hundreds while spreading destruction in each and every area in the Strip.
For its part, the armed wing of Hamas, the Qassam Brigades, declared firing six Grad missiles at Beer Sheba city at dawn Wednesday the damage of which was not revealed by the IOF.
Osama Hamdan, Hamas's representative in Lebanon, said that the armed wing was defending the people of Gaza in face of the IOF brutal aggression that should come to an immediate end along with the siege.
The Israeli occupation forces committed more massacres in the Gaza Strip on Sunday night this time openly targeting civilians killing a mother and her four little daughters in Jabalia north of the Strip and three brothers in Rafah south of the Strip.
Local sources said that an IOF F-16 warplane blasted the home of Anwar Balusha killing his wife and four of his little children while the rest were either still under the rubble or hospitalized after the modest house collapsed in the bombing.
Three brothers of the Absi family were killed at a late hour on Sunday in Rafah after the IOF targeted the home of Qassam Brigades field commander Raed Al-Attar but the brutal shelling killed the three children in a nearby house.
Medical sources reported that 4-year-old Ziyad Al-Absi was killed on the spot along with his 13 and 14 years old brothers Ahmed and Mohammed.
IOF warplanes and gunboats have jointly bombarded the western area of Gaza city after midnight Sunday causing immense damage to Gaza harbor and a security post.
The gunboats also shelled the marine police premises in Gaza city and a mosque in Rafah.
At the early morning hours on Monday, IOF gunboats fired a number of shells at the house of Ekilan family, which is adjacent to the home of PA premier Ismail Haneyya.
Big damage was inflicted on the targeted house along with nearby buildings but no casualties were reported.
The IOF barbaric aerial strikes launched since Saturday killed more than 310 Palestinians and wounded 1400 others so far as Israeli military and political leaders declare that the aggression was still in its preliminary stages.
Daripada Abu Umarah iaitu al-Bara' bin 'Azib radhiallahu anhuma, katanya: "Kita semua diperintah oleh Rasulullah s.a.w. untuk melakukan tujuh perkara, iaitu meninjau orang sakit, mengikuti janazah, menentasymitkan orang yang bersin, menolong orang yang lemah, membantu orang yang teraniaya, meratakan salam dan melaksanakan sumpah."