Monday, September 10, 2012

Four civilians wounded in Israeli air strikes on Gaza

Four civilians wounded in Israeli air strikes on Gaza
 
GAZA, (PIC)-- Four Palestinians, including parents and their child, suffered different injuries in Israeli air raids at dawn Monday on the Gaza Strip.
Spokesman for the health ministry in Gaza Ashraf Al-Qudra said all the four casualties were taken to local hospitals.
The victims included a man with his wife and child who were inside their home when an Israeli warplane bombed a neighboring land west of Nuseirat refugee camp.
Another 10-year old boy also sustained injuries during an aerial attack east of Rafah area. The boy was admitted to Annajjar hospital.
This Israeli military escalation started after midnight when an air raid destroyed a resistance station belonging to Al-Qassam Brigades in Tuffah neighborhood east of Gaza.
A reporter for the Palestinian information center (PIC) said civil defense vehicles and ambulances rushed to the bombed site following the devastating attack, but no casualties were reportedly found.
Another resistance site near the American school to the west of Beit Lahia sustained material damage in an Israeli air raid without reported injuries.
A security official told the PIC reporter that Israeli drones, F-16 jet fighters and Apache helicopters were spotted after midnight overflying different Gaza areas.
According to the reporter, the Palestinian security forces and the resistance factions were previously alerted to possible Israeli military attacks and ordered to evacuate their posts after the Israeli premier had threatened on Sunday evening to bomb Gaza in retaliation to alleged rocket attacks on Israeli targets in the Negev region.