Israeli Air Strike Injures 5 at Rafah
Border, Israeli Navy Attacks International Boat in Gaza Waters
Two Israeli air raids on Gaza wound woman, destroy foundry
[ 13/07/2011 - 08:41 AM ]
Israeli occupation forces (IOF) launched two air raids on a foundry
to the east of Gaza city at dawn Wednesday completely destroying it and
wounding a Palestinian woman, local sources said.
The sources told the PIC reporter that Israeli F-16s fired a missile
at the foundry in Tufah suburb east of Gaza city damaging it along with
nearby houses in addition to a main water pipeline which cut water
supplies to the inhabitants in the neighborhood.
Adham Abu Salmiya, the medical services spokesman, said that a
Palestinian woman was injured in the raid and taken to Shifa hospital.
The warplanes returned two hours later and targeted the same foundry
causing more destruction in the area, the witnesses reported.
The IOF recently escalated aggression on the Gaza Strip including air
raids and incursions on its eastern and northern borders.
Five Palestinians Injured, One Missing, As Army Bombards A
Tunnel In Rafah
Thursday July 14, 2011 08:29 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies
The Israeli occupation government air force carried out on Wednesday
at night an air strike targeting the border area, between the
Palestinian territory of Gaza Strip and Egypt, as well as a workshop in
Palestinian medical sources reported that five
residents were injured, and one remained missing, likely buried under
the rubble, after the Israeli Air Force bombarded a tunnel at the
Gaza-Egypt border, in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.
The sources said that five residents were moved to Abu Yousef Al
Najjar Hospital in Rafah, while a tunnel worker remained missing under
the rubble. His fate remains unknown.
The Israeli Air Force fired
one missile into the tunnel, allocated for smuggling construction
materials into the besieged Gaza strip, destroying it and causing
damages to nearby tunnels.
Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies, Thu, 14 Jul 2011
The Israeli Air Force carried out on Wednesday at night
an air strike targeting the border area, between Gaza and Egypt, in the
southern part of the Gaza Strip, and a shed in Gaza City.
sources reported that at least two missile were fired into a tunnel in
Rafah causing excessive damage to the runnel and nearby areas, and
setting the tunnel ablaze. No injuries were reported until the time of
In addition, the Israeli Air Force carried out
another air strike, using a high velocity missile, targeting a shed in
Al-Shuja'iya neighborhood, east of Gaza City.
workshop was destroyed, while a number of nearby homes were damaged. The
shed belongs to Daghmash family; it was first bombarded several days
The recent escalation by Israel is the latest in a series of
attacks carried out by the Israeli occupation army against several areas
in the Gaza Strip.
On Wednesday at dawn, the Israeli occupation
air force carried out two air strikes targeting a blacksmith workshop in
Gaza City, leading to excessive damage and one injury.
nearby homes sustained damages; the main waterline in the neighborhood
Two hours after the initial attack, the Israeli
air force planes struck the same area again causing further damage and
Israeli air strike injures 5 at Rafah border
Published today (updated) 14/07/2011 12:52 RAFAH (Ma’an) --
Five Gazans were injured Thursday and a sixth is reported missing
after an Israeli warplane attacked a tunnel at the Egyptian-Palestinian
border near Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.
The attack took
place at dawn, local witness said.
The Civil defense reported
that five Gaza residents were transferred to the Abu Yousuf Al-Najjar
hospital and they are searching for the sixth man.
planes were reportedly targeting the transfer of cement and building
materials into the Gaza Strip.
Israeli navy attacks international boat in Gaza
Published today (updated) 14/07/2011 13:03 BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) --
Israeli naval forces attacked an international third party monitor on
Wednesday in Gazan territorial waters.
Civil Peace Service Gaza
works as part of a non-violent initiative to monitor human rights abuses
Israeli occupation forces fired at the CPS Gaza
monitoring boat, the Oliva, with water cannons on Wednesday at 12.05 p.m
local time, a statement by the organization said.
There were four
people aboard at the time, two CPS Gaza members, the captain and a
"We were fewer than two miles away from the Gaza
coast when they fired at us. We saw them firing water at some fishing
boats so we headed to the area. When we got close, the warships left the
fishing boats, and turned on us.
"They attacked us for about ten
minutes, following us as we tried to head to shore and eventually lagged
when we reached about one mile off the Gaza coast," British human rights
worker Ruqaya Al-Samarrai said.
A fishing boat was also fired at
and damaged with live rounds.
army spokesman said he was unaware of the incident.
fishing community is often similarly targeted and the fishing limit is
enforced with comparable aggression, with boats shot at or rammed as
near as 2 nautical miles to the coast by Israeli gunboats, CBS Gaza
A marine blockade imposed by the Israeli occupation
government restricts Gazan fisherman from accessing eighty five percent
of Gaza's fishing waters as agreed upon under the Oslo agreements.
After Hamas took control of the coastal enclave in 2007, Israel
limited fishing access to 3 nautical miles from the coast.
During the Oslo accords negotiators had agreed upon 20 nautical miles of
fishing access along Gaza's coastline.
Rights groups have
condemned the blockade of Gaza as a form of collective punishment of the
1.6 million residents.
Navy Attacks “Olivia” Boat In Palestinian Waters in Gaza
Thursday July 14, 2011 15:55 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies
The Palestinian Society for Fishing and Water Sports reported that
the international boat, Olivia, run by human rights activists to monitor
Israeli violations against Palestinian fishermen, was located in front
of the Gaza Shore after going losing all communications for one hour as
the Israeli Navy attacked it.
The navy used water cannons against the boat causing damages to its
communication systems, and damaging its engine.
international activists were onboard the boat when the attack took
The activists accompany Palestinian fishing boats and
fishermen, subject to constant violations and attacks by the Israeli
Navy as Israel continues to enforce its illegal siege on Gaza, including
its illegal Naval blockade. .
Coordinator of the solidarity
campaign with the fishermen in the Gaza Strip, Mahfouz el Kabarity,
denounced the attack and stated that the Palestinians have the right to
fish in Palestinian territorial water.
Al-Kabarity called on the
international community to intervene and stop the Israeli violations
against the fishermen in Gaza, and to pressure Israel into abiding by
all related international humanitarian laws, and the Fourth Geneva
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