Israeli warplanes stage eight attacks in Gaza overnight

Israeli warplanes staged eight attacks in Gaza overnight on different areas early Tuesday, injuring three Palestinians.

Israeli warplanes stage eight attacks in Gaza overnight

Israeli warplanes staged eight attacks in Gaza overnight on different areas early Tuesday, injuring three Palestinians and causing great damage to a dairy factory.

"Targets of Israeli raids included civilian sites and a home", Kuna news agency said.

Two of the injured are members of Martyr Izzidin Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas.

Spokesman of the higher committee of emergencies in Gaza Adham Abu Salmia said that the two Palestinians were injured in a raid on Khan Younis, south Gaza Strip.
One of them is injured seriously and lost his leg in the Israeli attack, he pointed out in a press release.

Israeli forces also attacked farms east of Khan Younis city, he added.

Meanwhile, local radio stations said that targets of the raids included a dairy factory in Al-Moharrarat area.

Great damage was caused in the factory and one of its guards was injured, they noted.

An abandoned home of the family of Majid Moammar Modhaha, a Palestinian activist killed by the Israelis, was also destroyed in an Israeli raid.

In northern Gaza, two Israeli raids targeted open lands in Bait Lahya and Bait Hanoun, without causing casualties.

Another raid targeted tunnels linking Rafah with Egypt.

In addition, Israeli planes fired a rocket at Abu Safia area, east of Jabalia camp.

Israeli planes also fired rockets at a site of Hamas's military wing in Al-Zaitoun neighborhood in Gaza City, where Palestinian activists were gathering.

However, the attack did not lead to any injuries.

Gaza government condemned the Israeli raids.

It said in a press release that it "called for stopping the illegitimate aggressive Israeli acceleration against Palestinian civilians."

Israeli warplanes on Saturday night hit central Gaza, killing five fighters, according to the Israeli army and witnesses.

The raid was one of the deadliest since Israel's December 2008-January 2009 offensive on Gaza which cost the lives of up to 1,500 Palestinians, mostly civilians, and 13 Israelis, 10 of them soldiers.

Palestinian fighters on Monday fired nine mortar shells into southern Israel that fell on open ground and caused no casualties, according to the Israeli army.

In the mean time, spokesman of the Israeli army confirmed the attacks, saying that Israeli forces bombarded eight sites in Gaza Strip early Tuesday.


Agencies

Last Mod: 21 Aralık 2010, 16:08
Add Comment