Sunday, November 11, 2012

Israeli strikes kill 6 Palestinians and wound 52 others in Gaza

Israeli strikes kill 6 Palestinians and wound 52 others in Gaza


GAZA, (PIC)-- Israeli occupation forces have escalated its airstrikes and attacks on the Gaza Strip during the past 24 hours, which resulted, until the moment, in killing 6 Palestinians, including three children, and wounding 52 other civilians.
The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights monitored in a statement on Sunday the aggression during the past hours, noting that four civilians were killed and 38, including six women and 12 children, were wounded in artillery fire that targeted a football stadium in the east of Gaza City.
The occupation warplanes also targeted early Sunday fighters in the Palestinian resistance, which led to killing two members of Islamic Jihad's military wing.
Several areas in the Gaza Strip witnessed shootings and bombing by Israeli warplanes and artillery shells that targeted several civilian properties. On Saturday evening Israeli occupation forces, stationed east of Khan Younis, fired two artillery shells toward the water tank belonging to the Municipality of Khuza'a, which lies about 800 meters from the Israeli security fence.
Following this aggression 11 Palestinian civilians, including five women and two children were moderately wounded and were transferred to the Gaza European Hospital to receive treatment.
The occupation forces fired an artillery shell at the headquarters of the electricity Distribution Company in the Shagaf neighborhood, east of the city, damaging the fourth floor of the headquarters.
The Israeli warplanes opened heavy fire towards open areas in the northwest of the town of Beit Lahia, in the northern Gaza Strip, that continued for about 5 minutes, with no casualties reported.
In the late hours of Saturday night, the warplanes fired a missile at a factory in the east of Al-Tuffah neighborhood in Gaza, which resulted in completely destroying the factory.
They also fired two missiles at a metal workshop, destroying the workshop and partially damaging a house adjacent to it, injuring a mother and her son.
Three missiles targeted a concrete factory in the southwest of the city of Rafah, and no one was injured.
The IOF warplanes bombed a poultry farm located in the neighborhood of Al-Hashash, northwest of the city of Rafah, which led to the destruction of the farm and severely damaging many neighboring houses.