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12 Palestinians Killed by
Israeli Air Strikes, After 2 Killed Sunday
October 30, 2011
Two Fighters Killed In Southern Gaza, Totaling 12 Since Saturday
Monday October 31, 2011 11:15
by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies
Palestinian Medical sources reported that the Israeli Air Force
(IAF) bombarded an area in the southern part of the Gaza Strip on
Sunday, killing two Palestinian fighters. The latest escalation
raises the number of Palestinians killed in Gaza since Saturday to
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The Israeli Army stated that its military jets fired
missiles at a group of fighters shortly after they launched shells into
the Western Negev, scoring a direct hit. The army added that the
fighters fired six mortar-shells into Israel on Sunday, and accused the
resistance in Gaza of seeking further escalation and tension.
Medical sources in Gaza confirmed that two fighters from an area in the
southern part of the Gaza Strip were killed after being targeted by
They were identified them as Yousef Abu Abdo and
Ali Al Aqqad; both from Khan Younis.
The Al Ansar Brigades, the
armed wing of the Al Ahrar Movement, issued a press release stating that
the two slain fighters are members of their group, and vowed
The death of the two fighters increases the number
of Palestinians killed by Israeli military fire in the Gaza Strip since
Saturday to twelve.
Most of them are fighters from the Islamic
Jihad, while one fighter of the National Resistance Brigades (NRB), the
armed wing of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine
(DFLP), was killed on Sunday evening in an Israeli airstrike targeting
an area east of Rafah. On Sunday afternoon another fighter of the NRB
was also killed in a separate Israeli shelling.
On Monday at
dawn, the IAF carried out air strikes targeting Khan Younis, despite the
fact that the new ceasefire went into effect on Sunday at 10 P.M.
Israeli fighter jets were extensively patrolling over the skies of the
Gaza Strip on Monday morning.
Israeli Yedioth Aharonoth reported
that despite the escalation, Israel decided to reopen the Karem Abu
Salem (Kerem Shalom) crossing to allow the entry of some goods into
Israeli military sources reported on Sunday that several
regional and international mediators are trying to restore calm in the
region. Egypt is heavily involved in truce efforts.
In a press
release issued by the Al Quds Brigades on Sunday, the group said that it
will not accept any truce with Israel when Israel’s latest escalation
led to the death of nine of its fighters.
It added that its
fighters will continue the firing of shells and missiles into Israel,
and that it is now “only interested in a swift and painful retaliation
against the Israelis.”
On Monday, Abu Ahmad, spokesperson for the
Al Quds Brigades, told The Seventh Day Egyptian paper that his group
values the Egyptian efforts, and that they will abide by the truce as
long as Israel does not violate it.
He stated that the Brigades
will retaliate to any violation, and that it will be determining the
time and place of this retaliation, adding that all armed groups will
abide by the declared truce as long as Israel fulfils its part.
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Quds Briagdes Fighters - Image By saraya.ps
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