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News, December 2008
Palestinian Fighter, Egyptian Security Officer Killed in Clashes, Islamic University and Imad Aqel Mosque Targeted by Israeli Terrorist Attacks
Egyptian security forces kill one Palestinian wound 15 others, an Egyptian security officer also killed
[ 29/12/2008 - 12:42 AM ]
The Egyptian security forces stationed at the Rafah border crossing killed a Palestinian man when a group of Palestinians managed to make an opening in the border fence and bring 12 trucks loaded with aid into the Strip.
Local sources told PIC correspondent that the Egyptian forces killed Muhammad Ismail al-Kurd, 21, and wounded 15 others when they opened intensive fire at a group of Palestinians who managed to breach the border fence.
The Egyptian forces fired at a group of Palestinians near the border fence after the Israeli occupation terrorist air forces destroyed 40 tunnels used for smuggling essential goods to the besieged Gaza Strip.
Eyewitnesses said that a number of Palestinians managed to make a hole in the border fence and let 12 stranded trucks at the Egyptian side and loaded with medical aid into the Gaza Strip.
Egypt refused to allow those trucks through the Rafah border crossing.
Aljazeera TV reported that an Egyptian security officer also was killed during clashes between the two sides.
Israeli occupation air strike against a university, a mosque and fishing harbour
[ 28/12/2008 - 11:53 PM ]
The Israeli occupation airforce, Sunday night, continued its air strikes on the Gaza Strip targeting a number of targets, including the Islamic university and the Imad Aqel Mosque.
The Islamic University in Gaza is the largest and oldest of the Gaza Strip universities, it was established in 1978 and grew to become the main university in the Strip with about 25,000 students in various faculties of the university.
The aerial bombardment of the university resulted in the destruction of a number of buildings and setting them ablaze.
No human casualties were reported so far.
Another air strike targeted a mosque in the Jabalya refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip. Initial reports talk of the death of 5 little girls siblings from the Ba'alousha family whose home was destroyed in the bombing of the mosque. This is the third mosque to be targeted since the start of this latest Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Israeli occupation terrorist air forces and naval boats targeted the fishing harbour at an early hour Monday.
Shalit may have been wounded in an Israeli occupation air strike
[ 29/12/2008 - 12:06 AM ]
Sources in Gaza said that the captured Israeli occupation soldier Gilad Shalit was wounded in one of the Israeli occupation air strikes on the Gaza Strip.
The Israeli occupation terrorist air forces bombed more than 300 targets in the Gaza Strip since noon Saturday killing over 300 Palestinians and wounding around 1000 others.
Hamas official sources refused to confirm or deny the news about the wounding of Gilad Shalit or the extent of his injuries if he was wounded holding the Israeli leaders responsible for anything that happens to him.
The sources added that Shalit was an important card for reaching a prisoner exchange deal, but the latest Israeli escalation could result in him becoming another Ron Arad.
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