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Palestinian leader, speaking at UN General Assembly, vows to pursue Israeli leaders for war crimes

Source: aljazeera.com

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has accused Israel of waging a “war of genocide” in Gaza and vowed to pursue its leaders for war crimes.

The latest war in Gaza in July and August – the third war in the Gaza Strip in six years – killed 2,140 Palestinians, mostly civilians.

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Saudi Arabia donates $53.3m to victims in Gaza

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Saudi Arabian King Abdullah Bin Abdul-Aziz has donated $53.3 million to the victims of the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip, the official Saudi news agency reported yesterday evening.

Speaking to the news agency, Saudi Financial Minister Ibrahim Bin Abdul-Aziz said: “This donation was specified to afford urgent medical needs and equipment needed for the treatment of the victims of the Israeli war on Gaza, which affected thousands of innocent people, including the disabled.”

In a pre-dawn attack on Saturday, Israeli warplanes targeted a charity association for the disabled. Three Palestinians were killed and several others were wounded.

Since the beginning of the Israeli war on Gaza, dubbed by Israel as “Operation Protective Edge”, Israel killed more than 170 Palestinians and wounded more than 1,200. Most of the casualties are civilians, with large numbers of children and women.

After a meeting of the Israeli security cabinet, Israeli leaders decided to continue and intensify the war on the Strip. They ignored a UN Security Council resolution calling for both sides to declare a ceasefire.

Israeli emergency services said that the number of Israeli casualties among, caused by Palestinian rockets, is 208, including 11 hit by shrapnel, 36 wounded as they were rushing to shelters, six wounded in car accidents as they heard the sirens and 151 suffered from panic attacks.