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News, December 2011
Israeli Occupation Air Strike Kills a Palestinian, Injures Five People, More Threats of War on Gaza
December 30, 2012
A resistance fighter killed, 5 wounded in Israeli airstrike
[ 30/12/2011 - 11:25 AM ]
A Palestinian resistance fighter was killed on Friday morning while five others were wounded in an Israeli occupation airstrike to the east of Gaza City.
Eyewitnesses told PIC that an Israeli drone on Friday morning fired at least one rocket at a group of resistance fighters in the village of Ju'hr al-Deek to the east of Gaza City killing Mo’men Abu Daff and wounding five others.
Palestinian medical sources confirmed the death of Abu Daf as his body and the wounded persons were taken to Shifa hospital in Gaza City.
Israeli warplanes blast targets in northern, central Gaza
[ 29/12/2011 - 11:03 AM ]
Israeli occupation forces warplanes blasted targets in central and northern Gaza Strip at dawn Thursday without causing any casualties, local sources said.
They told the PIC reporter that Israeli warplanes fired three missiles at a deserted area near the American school to the west of Beit Lahia town in northern Gaza.
They said that the F16s also targeted a position for resistance fighters in Zahra’a area in central Gaza.
The Israeli occupation army command said that the raids targeted a tunnel for the resistance fighters in northern Gaza and a training base in central Gaza.
Israeli occupation forces' budget rises after approved by Knesset
[ 29/12/2011 - 10:58 AM ]
The so-called Israeli parliament (Knesset) committees of finance and security on Wednesday approved the Israeli government's decision to raise the budget of the Israeli occupation forces, although some Israeli officials called earlier for slashing it.
The official Hebrew radio said these two Knesset committees sanctioned the financial plan of the Israeli occupation forces by about one billion and 600 million shekels.
Knesset member and head of its security committee Shaul Mofaz had expressed his opposition to this budget increase and demanded cutting it, but Benny Gantz, the Israeli army's chief of staff, warned the Israeli occupation government of cutting the budget because this would affect the military readiness of the Israeli occupation army.
Gantz: New war on Gaza inevitable
[ 29/12/2011 - 04:49 PM ]
Israeli occupation government chief of staff, Benny Gantz, said that a new war on Gaza was inevitable “sooner or later” and that his occupation army was preparing for it.
Gantz, in a statement on the army’s website on Wednesday, said that the new war would be totally different from the last one three years ago.
He added that infantry forces would be more trained on night combat and would use explosives to blast their way through gates and passages.
Responding to these Israeli statements of aggression, first deputy speaker of the Palestinian legislative council Dr. Ahmed Bahar, said that any new Israeli war on Gaza would not be a “picnic”.
He said in a press release that the Israeli war threats were a type of psychological warfare, noting that the present stage was not similar to the last one as no “tyrannical regimes” would support such an aggression and it would not enjoy international support.
Bahar, however, asked the Palestinian resistance factions to be always on the alert and to remain wary of the “occupation’s cunningness, deceit and treachery”.
IOF soldiers round up 5 Palestinians, storm home of disabled
[ 29/12/2011 - 11:40 AM ]
Israeli occupation forces (IOF) rounded up five Palestinian citizens in three West Bank provinces at dawn Thursday and stormed the home of a disabled father in Al-Khalil last night, local sources reported.
The Hebrew radio said that five Palestinians were detained in Ramallah, Tulkarem, and Al-Khalil, adding that they were wanted for involvement in attacks on Israeli targets.
Eyewitnesses said that IOF jeeps stormed Arub refugee camp in Al-Khalil and took away two Palestinians after ransacking their homes.
IOF troops closed entrances to Al-Khalil city and blocked the main entrance to Fawar refugee camp.
Also in Al-Khalil, a big number of IOF soldiers encircled the home of a disabled Palestinian and stormed it using dogs, which terrorized the family consisting of the parents and five children.
Sources close to the family said that more than 200 heavily-armed Israeli soldiers took part in the attack on the house of Badwan Abu Mayala, 36, in Qaytun suburb in Al-Khalil city.
They said that Abu Mayala was hit with a bullet in his head during the intifada and had speaking difficulty in addition to disability in 70% of his body.
Abu Mayala, who is unemployed, said that none of his family members could do anything against occupation in view of his family’s condition, some of whom also suffer various disabilities.
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