Israel kills 573 Palestinians in 14 days
As a result of 14 days of the Israeli operations in Gaza, 573 Palestinians were killed, a representative of the Palestinian Authority said. Yesterday, as many as 56 people were killed as a result of the attacks of the Israeli forces. Sixty-eight dead bodies were recovered from under the rubble, said a Palestinian official.
According to him, most of the victims are children, Interfax reports. On the part of Israel, 25 soldiers and two civilians were killed. According to the IDF, during the operation, Hamas fired 1,488 missiles on the Israeli territory, of which 392 were intercepted.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who arrived in Egypt to mediate ceasefire in Gaza, announced that the U.S. was ready to allocate for the enclave 47 million dollars of humanitarian aid.
The five-hour humanitarian truce will begin in the Gaza Strip on July 22. The Israeli army has neither confirmed nor refuted the information. This will be the third humanitarian truce since the beginning of the air phase of "Protective Edge" operation that was launched on July 8th.