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News, December 2008
Day 3 of: Zionist Israeli Terrorist Attacks on Besieged Gaza Strip, 345 Palestinians Killed, 1,650 Injured
ccun.org, December 29, 2008, 10:00 am ET
In a live interview in Aljazeera TV, the Palestinian director of the ambulance services in Gaza Strip announced that 30 more Palestinian civilians were killed in a new Israeli terrorist air raid on a micro bus. This increased the official death toll to 345 and the injuries to 1,650.
The Israeli terrorist air and naval attacks have continued on various parts of Gaza Strip.
The Israeli terrorist land forces are preparing to start a tank attack.
The people in Gaza Strip do not have food, particularly flour to make bread.
Gaza hospitals are no longer capable to respond to the flow of the injured and dead.
Egypt is still reluctant to allow Arab aid caravans to cross the Rafah border crossing to Gaza Strip.
Protests and demonstrations spread all over the Arab and Muslim worlds against Israeli terrorist savagery perpetrated against the besieged population of Gaza.
The Zionist media in the US and Europe still cover up and justify Israeli terrorist war crimes against the Palestinian people in Gaza.
US and EU governments still support the Israeli war crimes and crimes against humanity, through their unqualified support for the Israeli war criminals in their savage, terrorist attacks on the Palestinian people.
Legal center: 55 children, 9 women among victims of the IOF Gaza massacre
[ 29/12/2008 - 10:06 AM ]
The Mizan center for human rights has said that the Israeli occupation forces' ongoing raids on the Gaza Strip had inflicted hundreds of casualties including 55 children and nine women over two days.
The center in a report on Sunday said that 20 Palestinian children were killed in the Israeli air strikes while 35 others were seriously wounded. It added that nine Palestinian women were killed mostly teachers who were in schools near to targeted spots.
It underlined that the number of martyrs and wounded is expected to increase due to the fact that some of those martyrs were carried to their family homes then buried without being registered in hospitals.
The report said that preliminary reports indicate that the biggest number of victims fell in Gaza city where 118 Palestinians were killed followed by the central district where 84 were killed then northern Gaza, 25, Khan Younis, 17, and Rafah, 13, by afternoon Sunday.
Hamas: Airstrikes "organized war crime" against Palestinians
Hamas’s West Bank spokesperson Farhat Asa’ad said on Sunday that
Israel’s actions in the Gaza Strip amounted to war crimes, according to
Five Palestinian sisters killed in Israeli raid on Jabalia
No sooner had a Gazan mother run away with her baby boy and two other
baby girls seeking shelter did an Israeli airstrike kill her five
daughters before she could return and transfer them, as well.
Death toll in Gaza rises to 316; over 1,000 injured
The two latest victims of Israeli occupation terrorist forces
airstrikes died in the Tal Al-Za'atar and Izbat Abed Rabbo neighborhoods
of the northern Gaza Strip.
Death toll rises to 310 as strikes level presidential headquarters
Israeli warships bombarded the headquarters of the Palestinian
presidency on Monday morning in Gaza City.
One Israeli killed, 14 others injured as projectiles land in Negev
One Israeli was killed and 14 others were injured after a Grad
missile launched from the Gaza Strip struck a construction site in
Fresh Israeli Strike Kills Five Sisters
The Israeli occupation terrorist army is still ongoing with its offensive against the residents of the Gaza Strip. A recent air raid killed on Monday at dawn five sisters, all children, increasing th death toll since Saturday to more than 305 Palestinians, nearly 1000 have also been wounded.
Palestinian medical sources reported that the Israeli Army shelled the house of Anwar Ba’alousha, in the Jabalia refugee camp in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, killing five sisters, all children, while the rest of their family remain under the rubble, others were hospitalized.
The sources added that the daughters of Anwar Ba’alousha “are now at the morgue and under the rubble”.
Rescue teams and medics managed to locate the bodies of Sama, 4, and Samar, 24 months, and later on located the bodies of the three other sisters who remained unidentified until the time of this report.
The Israeli navy shelled on Monday at dawn a house next to the house of Hamas leader, Prime Minister of the dissolved government, Ismail Janiyya.
The Israeli army did not exempt any area from the shelling, and targeted Hamas security centers, police stations, mosques, universities and civilians constructions. The Israeli army also shelled the Rafah Municipality, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.
Meanwhile, the Hamas movement and its military wings called on all factions and armed groups in Gaza to strike back to avenge the Israeli assaults and protect the Palestinian people.
According to Israeli online daily Haaretz, senior Hamas leaders threatened to assassinate senior Israeli officials.
Haaretz added that Fattah Hamad, one of Hamas leaders, threatened that Hamas would assassinate the Israeli Foreign Minister, Tzipi Livni, and Israel Defense Minister, Ehud Barak.
Hamad added that Hamas would also target senior Palestinian Authority officials in the West Bank and “other leaders in the Arab World who are conspiring against the Palestinian people”, Haaretz reported. Haaretz failed to mention that the assasination of Palestinian political leaders has been official Israeli policy for decades.
Meanwhile, Israel is still preparing for an ongoing and even bloodier offensive as its military leadership called up nearly 6,500 reserve soldiers.
On Sunday, Israel said that it managed to destroy 40 tunnels linking Rafah and Egypt.
Bassim Naim, the Palestinian Minister of Health of the dissolve government in Gaza, said that the Israeli offensive in Gaza, which started on Saturday, lead to the deaths of more than 305 Palestinians, and at least 1000 Palestinians have been wounded, 180 of the wounded are in critial condition.
Dozens of residents are believed to be buried under the rubble of shelled homes and constructions.
Naim added that 105 types of medicines, 225 types of medical supplies and 93 materials used by labs can not be found in Gaza.
50% of the ambulances in the Gaza Strip are not running as they need spare parts not found in the Gaza Strip due to the ongoing Israel siege.
Five More Palestinians Killed, 303 Killed and Over 1000 Wounded Since Saturday
Saed Bannoura; IMEMC & Agencies, Sun, 28 Dec 2008 21:45:15
Palestinian sources reported on Sunday that the Israeli occupation terrorist air forces shelled several areas in different part of the Gaza Strip killing five Palestinians and wounding several residents. The death toll of the Israeli offensive which started on Saturday stands now at 303 while at least 1000 residents were wounded, 180 seriously.
The Arabs48 news website reported that the Israeli terrorist air forces shelled a blacksmith workshop and a house in Al-Zaytoun neighborhood in Gaza City, killing a man and a woman.
In Al-Nussairat, the Israeli Army shelled a vehicle killing two Palestinians, medical sources said.
Also, the Israeli Air Force shelled the border area between Gaza and Egypt in Rafah.
Two more Palestinians were killed and at least 22 were wounded when the Israeli occupation terrorist army shelled tunnels along the Egyptian-Palestinian border area.
Eyewitnesses reported that hundreds of residents flocked to the border area between Gaza and Egypt in an attempt to escape the Israeli shelling, but the Egyptian border guard forces opened fired at them, killing one child and wounding several other residents.
The Israeli Army fired at least 20 missiles at the Egyptian-Palestinian border area, which contains dozes of tunnels and destroyed at least 50 of the underground tunnels leading from Gaza to Egypt. Some of the shelled tunnels were used to provide Gaza with fuel.
At Least Four More Palestinians Killed in New Israeli Strike in Gaza, Death toll; 286
Sunday December 28, 2008 11:50, by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies
The Israeli Air Force shelled on Sunday morning a Palestinian security compound in Gaza that includes a prison, and other security centers. At least four Palestinians were killed, and several others were wounded. The number of casualties of the ongoing Israeli offensive since Friday has reached a total of 286, including many women and children.
The bombarded center is an old modified building that was used by the British troop during the era of the British Occupation in Palestine. The building, known as Al Saraya includes government offices, security offices and a prison.
The number of casualties is most likely to increase as there are more Palestinians buried under the rubble. Shortly before the center was shelled, the Israeli air force shelled Jabalia and a target in northern Gaza, killing two Palestinians and wounding several others.
This latest Israeli offensive started at noon on Saturday; at least 286 Palestinians have been killed and more than 900 wounded. The number of casualties is expected to increase, especially since dozens of wounded Palestinians are in critical condition, and the siege has already drained Gaza hospitals of basic medical supplies.
Dozens of civilian homes and facilities as well as the police headquarters and civil society institutions were also shelled.
On Sunday morning, the Israeli Army shelled a medical storage facility in Rafah, and a truck carrying fuel. At least three were killed and several others were wounded.
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