Steinberg, whose family lives in Southern Californias San Fernando Valley, was a sharpshooter for the Golani Brigade. He was one of 13 Israeli soldiers and 65 Palestinians killed in fighting Sunday during the first major ground battle in two weeks of fighting between Israel and Hamas. Max Steinberg (Image source: Facebook) Steinberg was living in Beersheba, Israel. He attended Pierce College and El Camino Real High School in Southern California. He visited Israel for the first time on a Birthright Israel trip with his younger brother and sister in June 2012, his father said.
Israel-Gaza conflict: Deadly flechette shells 'used by Israeli military in Gaza Strip? - Middle East - World - The Independent
CAIRO (AP) The U.S. is sending $47 million in humanitarian aid to the besieged Gaza Strip to help tens of thousands of Palestinians there who have been forced from their homes since war broke out two weeks ago. A State Department breakdown of the aid that was released Monday said nearly a third of the money $15 million will go to the United Nations refugee mission in Gaza. U.S.
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Generally fired by a tank and described as an imprecise weapon ill-suited to combat in a built-up area, flechette shells explode in the air above a target, sending out a cone of thousands of tiny steel darts each no more than 4cm (1.57 ins) long. According to the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR), six such shells were fired towards the village of Khuzaa in the Gaza Strip on 17 July, the Guardian reported . The PCHR was described as saying that a woman, 37-year-old Nahla Khalil Najjar, suffered injuries to her chest in the flechette shelling, and pictures purporting to show the ammunition were passed on by a PCHR fieldworker. When approached by the newspaper, the Israeli military did not deny using the shells in the conflict, saying that it only deploys weapons determined lawful under international law.