Gazans hold funeral for Israel attack victim

Palestinians have held a funeral in the city of Khan Yunis in southern Gaza Strip for a man who was killed by Israeli forces during their latest assault on the coastal enclave.

Tayseer al-Ismary, 33, died on Wednesday after being hit by an Israeli bullet, said Palestinian medical sources.

An Israeli military statement said, “In response to the firing at our forces who were east of the fence in the southern Gaza Strip, we carried out immediate attacks against the relevant targets. There was an airstrike and one by a tank.”

Meanwhile, Hamas spokesman, Sami Abu Zuhri, warned Palestinians in a statement of another “foolish” Israeli act, calling upon the international community to carry out its responsibilities toward renewed Israeli aggression.

Israeli’s latest attack followed an airstrike on the coastal sliver and firing upon Palestinian fishing boats on Saturday.

Israel unleashed aerial attacks on Gaza in early July and later expanded its military campaign with a ground invasion of the coastal sliver. The Israeli war ended on August 26 with a truce that took effect after indirect negotiations in the Egyptian capital, Cairo.

Gaza’s health officials said over 2,140 Palestinians, including 577 children, were killed in the Israeli onslaught. Over 11,100 others, including 3,374 children, 2,088 women and 410 elderly people, were also injured.


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