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Palestinian man holds the body of a one year old baby who was killed in UN school by Israeli tank shell (July 25, 2014) #Gaza #GazaUnderAttack

Palestinian man holds the body of a one year old baby who was killed in UN school by Israeli tank shell (July 25, 2014) #Gaza #GazaUnderAttack

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Israeli attacks kill 805 Palestinians in Gaza

The death toll from more than two weeks of Israel’s relentless attacks on the besieged Gaza Strip has reached 805.

According to Palestinian authorities, a 26-year-old woman another aged 23, who was pregnant, were killed in an Israeli airstrike in the southern Gaza town of Deir-el-Balah on Friday.

Two other people, who were injured in an earlier attack in the city of Khan Yunis, also died of their injuries.

Israeli warplanes also destroyed the house of Salah Bardawil, a leader of Palestinian resistance movement Hamas, in the southern city.

Palestinian emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said around 100 Palestinians were killed on Thursday, making it one of the bloodiest days of the Israeli onslaught on Gaza.

NGOs say Palestinian civilians, including a large number of women and children, comprise around 80 percent of total casualties.

Two Israelis and a Thai migrant worker were also killed; Israel’s military fatalities stand at 32 with one trooper missing.

More than 130 soldiers have been hospitalized, according to Israeli media.

Since July 8, Israeli warplanes have been pounding numerous sites in the Gaza Strip, demolishing houses and burying families in the rubble. Israeli tanks also began a ground offensive against the impoverished Palestinian land on July 17.

In response, Palestinian resistance fighters have continued to fire a barrage of rockets into the occupied Palestinian territories.

Many demonstrations have so far been held across the world in support of the Palestinians living in the blockaded strip.

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Palestinians women hold night prayers in front of the Dome of the Rock at the Al-#Aqsa Mosque compound in support of Palestinians in #Gaza on July 23, 2014, during #Israel’s military operation in the Gaza Strip. #PrayForGaza

Palestinians women hold night prayers in front of the Dome of the Rock at the Al-#Aqsa Mosque compound in support of Palestinians in #Gaza on July 23, 2014, during #Israel’s military operation in the Gaza Strip. #PrayForGaza

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The Rev. #AlSharpton speaks outside of the Bethel Baptist Church before the funeral for #Eric Garner on July 23, 2014 in New York City. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced at a recent news conference that there will be a full investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Garner. #Policebrutality

The Rev. #AlSharpton speaks outside of the Bethel Baptist Church before the funeral for #Eric Garner on July 23, 2014 in New York City. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced at a recent news conference that there will be a full investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Garner. #Policebrutality

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Leader calls for armed resistance in Palestine

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says armed resistance by Palestinians is “the only way” to confront the Zionist regime of Israel.

Ayatollah Khamenei made the remarks among university students in Tehran on Wednesday, adding that a referendum in the region would put an end to the regime.

Tel Aviv’s “unimaginable crimes” show the “innate reality” of Israel, whose “only cure is annihilation,” said the Leader.

“Of course until then, Palestinians’ resolute, armed resistance and its expansion to the West Bank is the only way to confront this savage regime,” Ayatollah Khamenei noted.

The Leader stated that the annihilation of Israel does not mean the massacre of Jews in the region.

Through a referendum, the people living and belonging in the region would select their desired government, Ayatollah Khamenei added.

“We believe that the West Bank should also be armed like Gaza and those who are interested in Palestine’s destiny should act in this regard.”

Israeli warplanes have been carrying out incessant airstrikes against the blockaded Gaza Strip since July 8. On July 17, thousands of Israeli soldiers launched a ground invasion into the densely-populated strip.

So far, nearly 700 people have been killed and thousands of others injured by the Israeli regime’s offensive against the coastal sliver despite pressure from the international community.

The Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas, has been launching retaliatory attacks against Israel.

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Israeli soldiers deserve Nobel Peace Prize: US envoy

The Nobel Peace Prize should be given to Israeli forces for their “unimaginable restraint” in their offensive against the blockaded Gaza Strip, says the Israeli envoy to the United States.

Israeli ambassador Ron Dermer made the appalling remarks at a pro-Israeli event in Washington on Tuesday.

The Israeli forces “should be given the Nobel Peace Prize… a Nobel Peace Prize for fighting with unimaginable restraint,” Dermer said, claiming the Israeli soldiers do not “target a single Palestinian civilian.”

"Our soldiers are dying so that innocent Palestinians can live,” he said, censuring Human Rights Watch for its criticism of the Israeli aggression.

At a different event in Tal Aviv, UN chief Ban Ki-moon extended his condolences to the Israeli regime for its losses during the offensive against the besieged sliver, which has so far left more than 630 dead, mostly civilians.

According to Palestinian medical workers, more than 160 Gazan children have been among the dead.

Earlier in the day, Juliette Touma, a spokesperson for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), put child fatalities from the 15-day offensive at 121, adding that more than 900 Palestinian children were also injured.

(Source: presstv.ir)

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A #Palestinian boy carries a mattress and a cushion he recovered from his family’s apartment, damaged after #Israeli strikes, as he walks amid debris on a street in the centre of #Gaza City on July 22, 2014. #GazaUnderAttack

A #Palestinian boy carries a mattress and a cushion he recovered from his family’s apartment, damaged after #Israeli strikes, as he walks amid debris on a street in the centre of #Gaza City on July 22, 2014. #GazaUnderAttack

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