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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.
They said that a Palestine TV cameraman was hit with a rubber bullet in his abdomen, another had his foot broken when a gas canister hit it, a third was hit with a rubber bullet, and the arm of a young woman was broken when another canister hit it, while two others were hit with rubber bullets one in his ear and the other in his foot.

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 bullets and
chemical waste to disperse the anti-wall rallies in addition to beating up the participants.

Report: “19 Children Killed, 200 Injured, By Israeli Shells In 2011”

Sunday December 11, 2011 04:12 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies

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.

Abu Salmiyya added that the youngest of the slain children were identified as Malak Shaath, 2, and Islam Qreiqe’, 3, adding that most of the slain children faced horrific deaths as Israeli military shells mutilated their bodies.

He further stated that more than one-third of the wounded Palestinians in 2011 are children, adding that Yousef Bahjat Al-Za’alan, 10, is still in the intensive care unit after a shell fired by the Israeli army on Thursday killed his father, Bahjat, 42, and his brother Ramadan, 12 years old; at least 17 residents were wounded in the shelling, seven of them were children.

Abu Salmiyya accused the Israeli Army of deliberately targeting the civilians during the illegal and random bombardment of civilian areas in the Gaza Strip, especially during late night hours and at dawn.

He added that the repeated offensives against the Gaza Strip are impacting the psychological conditions of the children in Gaza, and called on different international humanitarian groups to ensure the protection of the Palestinian children and civilians in the coastal region in particular, and in Palestine in general.


Child, 12, Dies Of Wounds Suffered During Israeli Shelling On Gaza

Palestinian Killed, Seventeen Injured As Army Bombarded Gaza

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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