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News, December 2011
Israeli Occupation Forces Kill a Palestinian in Nabi Saleh, Conduct Air Strikes on Gaza Strip,
Kill 19 Palestinian Children in 2011
Israeli warplanes blast Qassam position
[ 10/12/2011 - 10:48 AM ]
Israeli occupation forces warplanes blasted a position for the Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, west of Rafah, to the south of the Gaza Strip, at dawn Saturday.
Local sources told the PIC reporter that Israeli F-16s fired a missile at the position in Tel Al-Sultan causing material damage and a powerful sound that resounded in the entire southern area of the Gaza Strip.
They said that no casualties were reported in the raid.
Four citizens including a father and his son were killed in a series of Israeli air strikes on Gaza since noon Thursday while 20 others were injured. Resistance faction retaliated to the Israeli attacks with 16 locally made rockets.
Israeli artillery fire targets cattle, poultry farm
[ 10/12/2011 - 06:29 PM ]
The Israeli occupation forces fired an artillery shell at a poultry and cattle farm to the north of the Gaza Strip on Saturday afternoon, local sources reported.
They said that the blast killed many cattle heads and chicken in the Beit Hanun farm, which was badly damaged in the shelling, but no human casualties were reported.
Israeli raids on the besieged enclave killed five Palestinians and wounded more than 30 others since Thursday.
Palestinian youth succumbs to serious injuries
[ 10/12/2011 - 10:59 AM ]
A 27-year-old Palestinian youth on Saturday succumbed to his serious wounds sustained in Nabi Saleh village, near Ramallah, on Friday during a peaceful protest march against the separation wall.
Mustafa Al-Tamimi was hit with a gas grenade in his head from a ten-meter distance fired by the Israeli occupation forces.
Local sources said that Tamimi lost a lot of blood and the IOF
soldiers intercepted the car that was carrying him to hospital for half
an hour before allowing him to proceed to an Israeli hospital where he
was declared dead on Saturday. IOF troops violently cracked down on the
peaceful marchers, eyewitnesses pointed out, adding that six other
citizens were injured in the quelling.
In a similar violent quelling of a peaceful demonstration in Bilin village, a journalist, along with tens of local and foreign solidarity activists, were treated for breathing problems and many of them vomited.
In Kufr Qaddoum and Ma’sara villages, the IOF soldiers used rubber
Report: “19 Children Killed, 200 Injured, By Israeli Shells In 2011”
Adham Abu Salmiyya, spokesperson of the Higher Committee for Medical
and Emergency Services In Gaza, reported that, in 2011, Israeli
occupation soldiers killed 19 children, and injured more than 200, in
Air strikes and bombardment targeting the Gaza Strip since the beginning
of this year.
Israeli occupation forces killed 19 Palestinian children in Gaza in 2011
[ 10/12/2011 - 06:57 PM ]
The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) have killed 19 Palestinian children and wounded 200 others during attacks on the Gaza Strip in the course of 2011, medical sources said on Saturday.
Adham Abu Salmiya, the spokesman for the ambulance and emergency department, said in a statement that the youngest of those killed was two-year-old Malek Sha'ath followed by three-year-old Islam Quraqai.
He said that one third of the wounded in IOF attacks on Gaza in 2011 were children, noting that one of them, ten-year-old Yousuf Al-Za’lan, was still in intensive care after the Israeli raid on Friday in which his father and younger brother were killed.
Abu Salmiya charged the IOF with deliberately targeting civilians especially children, adding that the IOF shelling of residential neighborhoods in Gaza at a late night hour has its serious psychological impact on children.
He asked all human rights groups and those concerned with children welfare to urgently intervene and pressure Israel into halting its crimes against children in Gaza and to secure a safe life for them.
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