November in Gaza: 105 killed, 353 injured, 52
left handicapped for life
November 22, 2006
Gaza - Ma'an - 105 Palestinians have been killed
in the Gaza Strip since the beginning of
November, Palestinian medical sources have
The emergency and first aid department in the
Palestinian ministry of health reports that 31
percent of the victims were children. Of the 105
killed, 14 were women.
In addition, since the start of November, 353
Palestinians have been injured, of whom 32 were
With these numbers, the Palestinian death toll
since the start of the Israeli military campaign
to release the captured Israeli soldier, Gilad
Shalit, reaches 400, just in the Gaza Strip. In
addition 1,853 Gazans have been injured. Of this
number, 742 were treated in the field and 750
will be handicapped for life as a result of
their injuries. 133 of the 750 handicapped cases
have lost a limb.
52 Gazans have been rendered handicapped for
live since the start of November.
At the end of June 2006, armed Palestinian
factions captured Cpl Shalit in a raid on an
Israeli military base south of the Gaza Strip.
In retaliation, the Israeli army launched a
brutal campaign code-named 'Operation Summer
Rains' on the Gaza Strip, during which the army
bombarded and destroyed much of Gaza's
infrastructure including Gaza's main electricity
(Source:Ma'an News /
carry the body of one-and-half year old Maram al-Athamneh, killed
together with her family, as the Israeli army shelled their house
yesterday, during her funeral in the northern Gaza Strip town of Beit
Hanoun November, 9, 2006.
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