The Israeli aggression on Gaza that entered its 24th day on Wednesday claimed the lives of 1,350 Palestinians, while about 7,300 others were injured, medical sources in the Strip said.
The dead include 287 children, 130 women and 57 aged people, while 2,164 of the injured were children, 1,314 women and 282 aged ones, according to sources at the Gaza Health Ministry.
Of this, 120 people were killed today, and hundreds wounded, as the Israeli warplanes continued intensified shelling of various parts in the Strip.
In the meantime, an Israeli military spokesman told Israel Radio today that three soldiers were killed during operational activity in southern Gaza, raising the army's casualties to 56 since beginning of the ground attack on Gaza. Twelve others were injured when the Palestinian resistance detonated a house attacked by Israeli soldiers east of Khan Yunis, southern Gaza.
The Israeli army also announced that 27 soldiers were injured in clashes with Palestinian fighters in various border areas, four of them in critical condition.
Izz-Eddin Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, said they had detonated a bombing house in Absan village, east of Khan Yunis when an Israeli force entered it.
In the meantime, the Brigades said in a statement today that it had hit a vehicle used by the Israeli army for destroying tunnels in eastern Gaza with a Kornet rocket.
This is an initial revenge to the massacre committed by the Israeli forces targeting a popular market in Shugaia where 17 people were killed and more than 200 injured.
Palestinians resistance groups continued today their shelling of targets inside Israel, as the Brigades said it hit Ashkelon with a Grad missile, claiming responsibility for shelling Israeli military vehicles in different parts of Gaza.
Al-Quds Brigades, the military wing of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement, claimed responsibility for targeting the two settlements of Kissufim and the Third Eye with four rockets of the 107 type, and and Israeli military site with four mortars.