Palestinian killed, 3 injured, while trying to defuse Israeli missile

Smoke and dust rise following an Israeli air strike in Rafah, in the south of the Gaza Strip, on July 8, 2014. Israeli warplanes killed 13 Palestinians in Gaza with Israel weighing "all options" in a new drive to stamp out Hamas rocket fire as the two sides slid toward another major conflict. AFP PHOTO/ SAID KHATIB (Photo credit should read SAID KHATIB/AFP/Getty Images)

The Palestinian Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip has reported that one Palestinian was killed, on Thursday evening, and three others were injured, while trying to defuse an Israeli missile, in Beit Hanoun, in the northern part of the coastal region.

Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Palestinian Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip, said the young man has been identified as Ahmad As’ad Meit, 30.

Al-Qedra added that Meit was killed, and three other Palestinians were injured, after inhaling chemicals and gas released by one of the unexploded Israeli missiles.

The incident took place as many Palestinian experts, including fighters, have recently been trying to remove and safely defuse unexploded Israeli missiles that were fired during the 2014 Israeli aggression on the coastal region.

At least 2139 Palestinian civilians, including 579 children, 263 women and 102 elders were killed during the 52-day war on the Gaza Strip in the summer of 2014, while 11128 Palestinians, including 3374 children, 2088 women and 410 elders were injured.

The Israeli missiles and shells also completely destroyed 2358 homes, and partially damaged 13644 homes that have been rendered unsafe for inhabiting.

The shells also destroyed 60 mosques, and partially damaged 109, in addition to leveling two residential towers and two commercial towers, including offices used by media outlets.

All destroyed, and damaged, buildings and homes remain in rubble due to the ongoing Israeli siege on the improvised coastal region.


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