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  7/20/2014, Tammuz 22, 5774

Operation Protective Edge Hamas Asks for 'Humanitarian Ceasefire' After Shejaiya Strike


Over 30 IDF soldiers have reportedly been injured in Sheijaya, Walla! News reports Sunday, after the IDF carried out heavy shelling in the city east of Gaza City. The strike reportedly involved huge forces in tanks and artillery.

Palestinian Arab networks claim that "dozens" have been killed in the shelling, which extended from Saturday night to Sunday morning. Among the dead are the family members of senior Hamas leader Khalil al-Haya, according to multiple sources, after their house was shelled in Gaza City itself. 

According to Yediot Aharonot, Hamas has reportedly submitted a request for another "humanitarian ceasefire" after the shelling, handing the request through the International Red Crescent.