Saturday, August 9, 2014

60 Palestinian mosques destroyed by Israel during Gaza offensive

60 Palestinian mosques destroyed by Israel during Gaza offensive






GAZA, (PIC)-- At least 60 mosques were reduced to rubble while some 150 others sustained partial damages in the ongoing Israeli offensive that has been rocking the blockaded Gaza Strip for  more than 30 days, the Palestinian ministry of Awqaf and religious affairs said.

The Awqaf ministry stated on Friday that the Israeli occupation destroyed at least 60 mosques in waves of atrocious strikes targeting Gaza since July 7.

According to the ministry, random Israeli rocket fire ruined 20 mosques in Central Gaza, 17 in Khan Younis, 11 north of the Strip, 10 in the Central Province, and two more mosques in Rafah, to the south of Gaza.

Israeli attacks culminated in the shelling of 11 cemeteries, three charity committees, and one religious school for boys.

At least 1894 Palestinian civilians were killed in the massive Israeli aggression, while 9817 others suffered injuries.