Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Seven Killed in Gaza, Among Them 11 Month Old Child, By Israeli Arial Bombardment

 International Middle East Media Center
 by Ghassan Bannoura - IMEMC News & Agencies Report post
Five Palestinian civilians were killed on Wednesday night as Israeli fighter jets continue to bound the Gaza Strip, death toll now reached seven by Israeli attacks targeting the coastal region today.
Seven Killed by Israeli Attacks Targeting Gaza on Wednesday
Seven Killed by Israeli Attacks Targeting Gaza on Wednesday
Palestinians sources announced that Israeli fighter jets and unmanned drowns conducted a number of air strikes targeting central and southern Gaza Strip as a result five civilians were killed. The sources added that the Israeli shelling targeted residential areas in Gaza City and Khan Younis.

The Health Ministry in Gaza said that among those killed on Wednesday evening are Ahmad Misharawi, 11 month old, Ranan Arafat, 7 years old, Issam Abu Izah, 23 years old, and Mohamed Al Kasih, 19 years old

Moreover the Health Ministry announced that 40 residents were injured, among them critical cases. In the meantime Palestinian resistance groups responded by firing home-made shells and rockets at Israeli targets near the Gaza Strip.

Earlier on Wednesday afternoon two Palestinians were killed, four others two injured, one critical, by Israeli air strikes targeting Gaza city. Local sources said that an Israeli military unmanned plane fired a missile at a car near Gaza City hospital killing Ahmad al-Ja’bari, 52, and Mohamed al-Hiems, 30. Four others were injured one critical. Al-Ja’bari was a commander of the al-Qassam Brigades of the Hamas movement.

Another air raid targeted a civilian car near the Gaza city port on Wednesday afternoon. Local sources said that two men who were inside the car were injured and moved to a nearby hospital.
Meanwhile Israeli F16 fighter-jets fired missiles at residents’ homes in Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip, no injuries were reported.

Yesterday a resistance fighter died of wounds suffered last Saturday during the latest wave of Israeli military escalation against the coastal region.

The death of the seven today brings the number of Palestinians killed by the Israeli army since Saturday to 17. While dozens of residents, including children, were injured by Israeli fire and shells in the coastal region.