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News, December 2008
Palestinian armed groups threaten renewed bombing inside Israel in event of Gaza invasion
Palestinian armed groups threatened on Monday to resume bombing
attacks inside Israel in the event of a major Israeli invasion in Gaza
or assassination of Palestinian leaders.
Israeli Occupation Forces Injure Seven Civilians in Gaza, Including a Woman and a Child, Kidnap 10 Civilians in the West Bank
IOF air raid wounds 4 Palestinians including a child
[ 22/12/2008 - 11:40 AM ]
Three Palestinian resistance fighters and a child were wounded at a late hour on Sunday in an Israeli air raid on Al-Shuja'iyah suburb east of Gaza city.
Muawiya Hassanain, the director of ambulance and emergency in the PA health ministry, said that the four were hit with shrapnel of the missile blast, describing the fighters' injuries as "moderate" and the child's as "light".
Local sources said that the Israeli occupation forcers launched two raids targeting missile launching pads and resistance fighters.
Other aerial raids on Sunday night were reported on other areas in northern and eastern Gaza Strip that lightly wounded a Palestinian housewife while a number of resistance fighters escaped unharmed in the raids by IOF reconnaissance planes east of Gaza.
In the West Bank, an IOF unit barged into Nablus city at dawn Monday and wreaked havoc in a number of suburbs before retreating with three young men in custody.
Media sources reported that the IOF soldiers rounded up ten Palestinians in various West Bank areas at an early hour on Monday.
The caretaker government of Ismail Haniya strongly condemned the IOF incursion in Ramallah on Sunday in the absence of any PA security men to confront the raid.
Taher Al-Nunu, the government's spokesman, said in a statement that the scene clearly displayed the security coordination between the PA leadership in Ramallah and the Israeli security apparatuses.
He also warned that the continued international silence towards occupation's crimes posed as a green light to occupation to commit more such crimes.
Al- Quds Brigades, the armed wing of Islamic Jihad Movement, said in a statement for its spokesman Abu Ahmed on Monday that the next stage in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict would be "difficult".
He urged all factions to unite ranks and to foster the internal front to repel the expected aggression on the Gaza Strip.
Palestinian Woman Wounded in Israeli Shelling of Gaza
Palestinian sources in the Gaza Strip reported on Sunday night that a woman was wounded after the Israeli occupation army fired a surface-to-surface missile at a group of fighters east of Gaza city.
Medical sources at Kamal Adwan hospital reported that the Palestinian
woman suffered mild-to-moderate wounds.
On Sunday evening, Israeli military helicopters shelled Tal Qlaibo area, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip; damage was reported, but no injuries.
Also, resistance fighters survived an assassination attempt after the
Israeli occupation air forces fired a missile at the east side of Al-Shuja'iya
neighborhood in Gaza.
Two Palestinians were slightly injured when an Israeli F16 fighter
jet fired a missile at a barracks belonging to the Hamas-allied police
in the east of Gaza City, witnesses said.
Israeli occupation forces kidnap seven Palestinians from Nablus
The Israeli occupation forces kidnapped seven Palestinian men during
overnight raids in the West Bank city of Nablus.
Israeli occupation forces kidnap three men from Ni’lin, destroy property in village
Israeli occupation forces kidnapped three men from the village of
Ni’lin west of Ramallah and broke into several homes destroying property
in the area.
Israeli occupation forces kidnap at least ten Palestinians in West Bank raids
occupation forces kidnapped at least ten Palestinians on Monday
morning during raids in the West Bank, the Israeli military confirmed.
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