Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Child, Injured in Shelling on Gaza, Dies of Wounds

Palestine News & Info Agency 
GAZA, March 14, 2012 (WAFA) – Seven-year-old Ghassan Mughrabi died Wednesday, two days after being seriously injured from an Israeli airstrike on al-Zaytoon neighborhood, east of Gaza City, according to medical sources.
Mughrabi’s death brought to 26 the total number Palestinians killed since Friday, when Israel started its airstrikes on Gaza. Some of the dead were civilians. More than 80 were injured, most of them civilians.
Gaza fighters and Israel agreed to an Egyptian-mediated ceasefire that went into effect early Tuesday.
Gaza residents said the situation in the Strip was relatively calm following four days of intense Israeli airstrikes during which Palestinians retaliated by firing more than 200 homemade missiles at bordering Israeli towns.
However, while the ceasefire was holding for the second day, Israeli air force carried out a raid on a carpentry shop northeast of Gaza City early Wednesday destroying it in total, said witnesses. No injuries were reported.
Israel said the raid came following the firing of a grad missile at the town of Netevot, south of Israel, the day before. The missile hit a parking lot damaging cars but without causing any bodily harm.
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