15 Palestinians Killed,
Hundreds Injured in a New Israeli War of Aggression on Gaza
November 15, 2012Three More
Palestinians Killed In Gaza, 15 Injured
Thursday November 15, 2012 09:53
by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC News
Israel Readies For Ground Offensive
Palestinian medical sources in the Gaza Strip reported that three
Palestinians were killed, on Thursday at dawn, while at least 15
injured in a fresh wave of Israeli attacks against the coastal
region. Israel said a ground invasion on Gaza “is only a matter
time”. Israeli sources said that three Israelis killed early
11 Palestinians, including children, have been
killed, and more than 100 have been injured, since Israel launched its
offensive on Saturday evening.
Three Palestinians were
assassinated in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, one
of them was a Police lieutenant identified as Habis Masmah, 30.
He was killed after the army fired a missile at him while driving his
motorcycle near the zoo east of Khan Younis; his body was severely
Two fighters of the al-Qassam Brigades, the armed
wing of Hamas were killed, and several residents were wounded in the
attack; the slain fighters have been identified as Wael Haidar al-Ghalbaan,
and Hisham Mohammad al-Ghalbaan.
Five Palestinians, including a
pregnant woman and three children, were also injured when the army
bombarded a home east of Gaza City; all were moved to ash-Shifa
Four Palestinians, including one woman, were injured
when the army bombarded Beit Lahia town, in the northern part of the
Medical sources in Gaza reported that the
number of Palestinians killed by Israeli shells in the latest
escalation arrived to 11 while at least 100 residents have been injured.
The Israeli army carried out more than 80 air strikes against
different parts of the Gaza Strip, in addition to using heavy artillery
and tanks shells.
The slain Palestinians have been identified as
Ahmad al-Ja’bary, 52, (leader of the al-Qassam Brigades of Hamas); his
deputy, Mohammad al-Hamss, 30; Ranaan Yousef Arafat, 3; Mohammad Hani
Kaseeh, 18; Isam Mahmoud Abu al-Ma’za, 19; Hiba Adel al-Mash-Harawi (six
months pregnant), 19; Omar Jihad al-Mash-Harawi, 11 months; Mahmoud Abu
Sawaween, 65; Habes Masmah, 30; Wael Haidar al-Ghalbaan and Hisham
Meanwhile, Israeli sources reported that
three Israelis were killed, early on Thursday, when Palestinian shells
hit two buildings in Kiryat Malachi settlement, two children were
Israeli military sources reported that Israeli
paratroopers and members of the Givati Brigade of the Israeli military
are heading towards the border with Gaza, the Palestine News Network
Senior Israeli military officials stated that the
Israeli army “will do whatever is needed to restore calm to Israeli
towns in the south”.
They added that the army the Givati
Brigade, and paratroopers, held
training over the last few months in preparation for an anticipated
and potential ground offensive against Gaza.
commanders said that invading Gaza is only a matter of time, and that
this invasion will be a determining factor as it will conclude the
current operation against Gaza.
They further stated that the
scale of this ground offensive will be much
larger and wider than the three-week Operation Cast Lead that was
carried out against Gaza starting on December 28, 2008, leading to the
death of more than 1,419 Palestinians; thousands of residents were
injured, including scores of wounded residents who died of their wounds
The vast majority of the casualties were civilians,
including infants, children, women and medics.
Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, addressed the Israelis on
TV on Wednesday, telling the public that Israel is prepared and
ready to expand its offensive against Gaza, referring to the possibility
of a large-scale ground invasion.
Meanwhile, the al-Qassam
Brigades of Hamas, announced that, for the first time, it managed to
fire a locally-made shell into Tel Aviv and said that the shelling comes
in retaliation for the assassination of its leader Ahmad al-Ja’bari.
The Brigades added that it fired more than 89 shells into southern
Israel, while several resistance groups also claimed responsibility for
firing shells into adjacent Israeli areas, including Be’er As-Sabe’ (Bir
Shiva), Asqalan (Ashkelon) Rahovot and several other areas.
Brigades said that it fired a missile into Rahovot, south of Tel Aviv,
leading to a two-hour power outage; Israel did not confirm or deny the
The escalation against Gaza started when the Israeli army
invaded, on November 8, an area near Khan Younis, in the southern part
of the Gaza Strip and killed a 13-year-old child identified as Ahmad Abu
Zaqqa, while he was playing football with his friends.
after the killing of the child, Palestinian resistance fighters attacked
an Israeli military patrol, Israel then started firing missile into
civilian areas in Gaza killing four more Palestinians, including two
children playing football.
The situation continued to escalate
leading to a large number of civilian casualties among the civilian
Hamas mourns the leader al-Jabari and his
[ 14/11/2012 - 08:29 PM ]
Hamas declared the martyrdom of Ahmad Jabari, the senior commander of
the military wing of Hamas in the Gaza Strip, alongside his bodyguard,
Mohammed al-Hams, in an initial Israeli strike on a car
in Gaza City.
Ahmad Jabari, the operational commander of Hamas’s armed wing, the
Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, was killed on Wednesday alongside his
bodyguard, Mohammed al-Hams, in an initial Israeli strike on a car in
Gaza City which took place just before 4:00 pm (14:00 GMT), the Islamist
movement said in a statement.
The statement said Jabari "was a senior Hamas operative... directly
responsible for executing resistance operation against the occupation in
the past number of years," adding that he survived several assassination
attempts, and he had spent more than 13 years in the Israeli prisons.
The Hamas movement "mourns the martyr leader Ahmed al-Jabari, and his
bodyguard the martyr Mohammed al-Hams, and holds the Israeli occupation
fully responsible for this heinous crime, and stresses that it will pay
a heavy price by targeting resistance leaders and symbols of our people"
the statement added, warning the occupation of the serious repercussions
for this cowardly assassination.
The movement also confirmed that "the Palestinian people and the
resistance factions will not stand idly before these Israeli
crimes," calling for revenge vowing retaliation.
It stated that the movement and its military wing will
continue to defend its people against this aggression and Israeli
"We promise the blood of the martyr Ahmed al-Jabari and the blood of
all our martyrs that we will always defend our people and our land and
our holy places .. and we will continue Jihad and resistance until
victory and liberation," the statement stresses.
Seven martyrs in Israeli air raids on Gaza
[ 14/11/2012 - 06:29 PM ]
A series of Israeli air raids on Gaza Strip on Wednesday killed seven
Palestinians including an 11-month-old baby and a three-year-old child
and the chief commander of the Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas,
Medical sources said that seven Palestinians were killed so far in
the raids, including four of the Qassam Brigades, while 20 others were
The raids targeted different areas in north, central,
and south Gaza Strip with repeated raids on Zaitun suburb to the south
of Gaza city.
Hebrew daily Maariv said that Israeli chief of staff Benny Gantz was
personally supervising the operation that was dubbed “Cloud Pillar”.
Qassam Brigades launches rocket counterattack on
[ 15/11/2012 - 10:40 AM ]
A homemade rocket fired by Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of
Hamas, landed at a late hour Wednesday in the occupied city of Tel Aviv
for the first time since Palestine came under occupation.
In a communiqué, the Brigades stated that at 11:57 pm yesterday, one
of its rockets targeted Tel Aviv in response to Israel's
crimes in Gaza and the assassination of its commander Ahmed Jabari.
"Al-Qassam Brigades has committed itself to turn the
lives of the Zionists into hell and to make them regret the moment they
thought of assassinating our brave leader, and the days are enough to
prove we are right," its statement underscored.
Three Qassam resistance fighters killed in new day of
|[ 15/11/2012 - 10:43 AM ]
weeps while holding the body of his 11-month old son Ahmad
KHAN YOUNIS, (PIC)--
Three resistance fighters from
Hamas's armed wing Al-Qassam Brigades were killed in an Israeli
raid on Thursday morning on Khan Younis district south of
Palestinian medical and local sources
told a reporter for the Palestinian
information center (PIC) that the martyrs are Habes Masmah,
Wael Ghalban and Hisham Ghalban.
Consequently, the death toll in Gaza
has risen to 11 Palestinians including children and women. The
raids also rendered more than 93 others wounded.
warplanes and drones have been still overflying intensively the
densely-populated Gaza Strip carrying out deadly raids since
For his part, deputy head of Hamas's political bureau Mousa
Abu Marzouk said that other top leaders of Al-Qassam
Briageds survived assassination attempts during Israeli
aerial attacks on Wednesday.
According to Abu Marzouk,
among those resistance leaders were Marwan Issa and Ra'ed
He also mourned the death of Al-Qassam
commander Ahmed Jabari and described him as a great leader and
Seven Palestinians, Including An
11-Month-Old Infant, Killed By Israeli Shells In Gaza
Four Israelis killed by Qassam rockets "Kiryat Malachi"
|[ 15/11/2012 - 11:19 AM ]
At least four Israelis were killed
and two others were seriously injured in a bombing carried out
by al-Qassam Brigades on Thursday morning, in "Kiryat Malachi"
in response of the assassination of al-Qassam Brigades commander
Ahmed Jabari yesterday.
According to Hebrew radio, "southern
Israel" was exposed to what it called "heavy bombardment"; where
an Israeli building of four floors in "Kiryat Malachi" (about 40
kilometers from the Gaza Strip) was subjected to bombardment of
direct Palestinian rockets, which resulted in the killing of
four settlers and the injuring of others critically.
Meanwhile, Israeli public
transportation vehicles in the occupied region of the Negev
witnessed an overcrowding, where thousands of Israelis started
to flee from the occupied Negev region to escape from the
Palestinian resistance's rockets, where two hundred rockets were
injuries and panic among the Israelis.
The Israeli railway company was
forced according to the Hebrew radio, to
provide more trains on lines heading from southern Palestine
to central Palestines, after the resistance escalation in
targeting new areas, particularly "Tel Aviv."
The company was also forced to use
additional buses to help university students to have access to
their places of residence, after the study was suspended in all
Israeli educational institutions of in the Negev.
In the same context more than
thirty-five Israelis were injured, where they were taken to the
hospital, due to the resistance missiles, in addition to
damaging properties in some Israeli communities.
In the same time, the Israeli
Homeland Security directed the residents of areas adjacent
to the Gaza to remain in the bunkers and shelters, and warned
them not to go to their workplaces, while shopping centers will
Wednesday November 14, 2012 22:11
by Ghassan Bannoura - IMEMC News &
Five Palestinian civilians were killed on Wednesday night as Israeli
fighter jets continue to pound the Gaza Strip; the death toll now
reached seven by Israeli attacks targeting the coastal region today.
Seven Killed by Israeli Attacks Targeting Gaza on Wednesday
Palestinian sources announced that Israeli fighter
jets and unmanned drones conducted a number of air strikes targeting
central and southern Gaza Strip leading to the death of five civilians.
War Officially Started; “Eight
Palestinians killed In Gaza Wednesday, 60 Injured”
The sources added that the Israeli shelling targeted residential
areas in Gaza City and Khan Younis.
The Health Ministry in Gaza
reported that among those killed on Wednesday evening are Ahmad
Misharawi, 11 months old; Ranan Arafat, 7 years old; Issam Abu Izah, 23;
and Mohamed Al Kasih, 19.
The Ministry added that 40 Palestinian
were injured, including several residents who suffered serious
Palestinian resistance groups in Gaza responded by
firing home-made shells and rockets at Israeli targets near the Gaza
Earlier on Wednesday afternoon two Palestinians were
killed, and four others injured, one seriously, by Israeli air strikes
targeting Gaza city.
Local sources said that an Israeli drone
fired a missile at a car near Gaza City hospital killing Ahmad al-Ja’bari,
52, and Mohamed al-Hiems, 30.
Al-Ja’bari was a commander of the
al-Qassam Brigades of the Hamas movement.
Another air raid
targeted a civilian car near the Gaza city port on Wednesday afternoon.
Local sources said that two men who were inside the car were injured and
moved to a nearby hospital.
F16 fighter-jets fired missiles at residents’ homes in Khan Younis,
southern Gaza Strip, no injuries were reported.
On Tuesday, a
resistance fighter died of wounds suffered last Saturday during the
latest wave of Israeli military escalation against the coastal region.
The death of the seven today brings the number of Palestinians
killed by the Israeli army since Saturday to 17. While dozens of
residents, including children, were injured by Israeli fire and shells
in the coastal region.
Thursday November 15, 2012 01:31
by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC News
Israel continues its military offensive against the Gaza Strip,
killing on Wednesday evening alone, eight Palestinians, and injuring
more than 60, some seriously. Children and infants are among the
Child Killed By Israeli Shells - Quds Press
The most recent escalation started when the Israeli
Army assassinated Ahmad al-Ja’bary, the leader of the al-Qassam
Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, and his deputy Mohammad al-Hamss.
car was targeted by an Israeli missile while driving in the center
of the overpopulated city of Gaza.
The army carried out at least
50 attacks in different parts of the Gaza Strip leading to the death of
eight Palestinians, while at least 60 were injured, some seriously.
Medical sources in Gaza reported that besides Al-Ja’bary and al-Hamss,
Israeli shells also killed Mohammad Hani Kaseeh, 18; Isam Mahmoud Abu
al-Ma’za, 19; Hiba Adel al-Mash-Harawi, 19; Ranaan Yousef Arafat, 3;
Omar Jihad al-Mash-Harawi, 11 months; and Mahmoud Abu Sawaween, 65.
Palestinian Minister of
Health in Gaza, Mofeed al-Mkhallalaty, stated that what is happening
in Gaza is “a comprehensive war launched by Israel against the civilian
population in Gaza killing elderly children and infants”.
added that the latest escalation brings to mind the three-week Israeli
war on Gaza that was launched by Israel on December 27, 2008, leading to
the death of more than 1,520 Palestinians, including infants, children
and women, while more than 5,000 were injured, dozens of which
On his part, Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin
Netanyahu, stated that the offensive against Gaza, dubbed as “Pillar of
Defense” will be expanded.
Israeli Army Spokesperson, Avichay
Adraee, stated in his Twitter feed that the war on Gaza has officially
started, adding that Hamas leaders will be assassinated.
said that leaders of other Palestinian groups will be eliminated, and
that he is running the entire operation from his command post in Tel
The statements came after the army killed eights
Palestinians, and wounded at least sixty in strikes and bombardment
attacks targeting civilians areas in the coastal region.
the targeted buildings in Gaza were civilian homes and
schools located on Gaza City, Rafah, and Beit Lahia. Public
facilities and resistance centers were also bombarded.
Army Chief of Staff, Benny Gantz, stated that he has
approved the military offensive against Gaza, and added that he is
personally leading the assault.
On Wednesday at night, the army
carried out three consecutive air strikes targeting areas in Gaza City,
leading to several
injuries and extensive damage to civilian property.
also bombarded the Gaza International Airport, in Rafah, in the southern
part of the Gaza Strip. The Airport has not been operational since the
beginning of the al-Aqsa Intifada in late September 2000, and was
repeatedly bombarded and bulldozed by the Israeli army.
Furthermore, Israeli soldiers fired several artillery shells into Khan
Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip; several shells hit al-Hoda
Mosque in the city.
Palestinian resistance groups in Gaza
claimed responsibility for firing dozens of shells and Grad missiles
into different Israeli areas, including Tel Aviv.
sources claimed that 83 shells were fired into Israel, including Be’er
Sheva (Be’er As-Sabe’), Ashkelon (Asqalan) and Sderot.
said that its “Iron Dome” system managed to intercept 17 shells,
including two which were fired towards Ashdod, adding that more than 55
shells were fired, starting on Wednesday evening, towards Israel.
45 shells hit areas in the Negev, while several shells hit Lachish
region, Eshkol, Ashdod and Beersheba leading to “anxiety attacks” among
Back in Gaza, ninety civilians, including 10
women, and 15 children and infants, were injured and hospitalized due to
Israeli bombardment to civilians areas, and at least eight Palestinians
were killed in 55 Israeli strikes carried out between Wednesday evening
an around 11:30 on Wednesday at night.
Child Killed By Israeli Shells
Child Injured By Israeli Shells
Netanyahu Seeks International Support For
Thursday November 15, 2012 07:59
by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies
Obama Says He “Understands” Why Israel Launched
Israeli TV, Channel 10, reported that Israeli Prime Minister,
Benjamin Netanyahu, is holding talks with different world leaders,
including U.S. President, Barack Obama, to ensure international
support as Israel widens and intensifies its escalation against the
Channel 10 reported that Netanyahu phoned Obama, and
informed him on the details of the current Israeli military escalation
against the coastal region.
Abbas Asks Security Council To
Convene, Discuss Gaza Escalation
It added that Netanyahu will also be
contacting several world leaders in an attempt to ensure support for
Netanyahu’s office stated that the Israeli
Prime Minister “is deeply grateful to Obama” for understanding why the
Israel decided to launch a large-scale offensive against Gaza.
Netanyahu also phoned vice-president, Joe Biden, and E.U Foreign Policy
Chief, Catherine Ashton.
It is worth mentioning that Israel’s
President, Shimon Peres, also phoned Obama, and told him that “southern
Israel has been under rocket attack since last week”.
that he understands why Israel is carrying out its offensive against
Gaza, and expressed full support to Tel Aviv.
This is happening
while Israel killed, on Wednesday, eight Palestinians, including
children, and injured more than 85 Palestinians, including several
children, infants and women.
The slain Palestinians were
identified as Hamas leader, Ahmad al-Ja’bari, 52; his deputy, Mohammad
al-Hamss, 30; Ranaan Yousef Arafat, 3; Mohammad Hani Kaseeh, 18; Isam
Mahmoud Abu al-Ma’za, 19; Hiba Adel al-Mash-Harawi, 19; Omar Jihad
al-Mash-Harawi, 11 months; and Mahmoud Abu Sawaween, 65.
Eighty-five Palestinians, including 17 children and 12 women, have been
injured by Israeli fire and shells, while 14 of the wounded suffered
injuries and are currently in intensive care units in different
hospitals in Gaza.
On Thursday at dawn, three Palestinian
fighters were assassinated in an Israeli air Strike in Khan Younis, in
the southern part of the
The bodies of the slain fighters have been
severely mutilated; two them were identified as Wael al-Ghalban and
As Israel’s offensive is expanding, targeting
different areas in the Gaza Strip, bombarding homes and crowded streets.
Palestinian resistance groups in Gaza claimed responsibility for
firing dozens of rockets and shells hitting nearby Israeli areas, in
addition to an Israeli military base near Ashdod.
War Officially Started; “Eight Palestinians killed In Gaza
Wednesday, 60 Injured”
Thursday November 15, 2012 03:06
by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC News
Eight Palestinians Killed, 85 Injured So Far
Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, sent on Wednesday at night an
urgent letter to the
Security Council, currently convening in India, asking the
International Community to act on stopping the Israeli military
escalation against the Gaza Strip.
Eight Palestinians, including children, have been
killed, and more than 85 have been injured, in a series of Israeli
Airstrikes targeting Gaza.
Abbas sent his letter via the
Permanent Palestinian Observer at the UN, Riyadh Mansour, at his New
He tasked Mansour with contacting Arab
representatives at the United Nations, in order to discuss the means to
respond to the latest Israeli military escalation against the civilian
population in the coastal region.
On Wednesday evening, Abbas
asked Arab League Secretary-General, Nabil Al-Arabi, to call for an
urgent meeting of the Arab League in order to discuss the Israeli war on
Furthermore, Palestinian Ambassador to Egypt, Palestine’s
Permanent Envoy to the Arab League, Barakat Al-Farra, told the
government-run Palestinian News & Info
Agency (WAFA) that Abbas contacted Al-Arabi requesting an urgent
meeting of the Arab league.
On the ground, medical sources in
Gaza reported, on Wednesday at night, that eight Palestinians have been
killed by Israeli shells in different parts of the Gaza Strip, while
more than 85 have been injured, some seriously.
Palestinians were identified as Hamas leader, Ahmad Al-Ja’bary, 52, his
deputy, Mohammad Al-Hamss, 30, Ranaan Yousef Arafat, 3, Mohammad Hani
Kaseeh, 18, Isam Mahmoud Abu al-Ma’za, 19, Hiba Adel al-Mash-Harawi, 19,
Omar Jihad al-Mash-Harawi, 11 months; and Mahmoud Abu Sawaween, 65.
Eighty-five Palestinians, including 17 children and 12 women, have
been injured by Israeli fire and shells, while 14 of the wounded
suffered very serious
injuries and are currently in intensive care units in different
hospitals in Gaza.
Israel said that the war on Gaza, dubbed as
“Pillar of Defense”, is just starting and will be expanded. Israeli
Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister, Ehud Barak, and
Israeli Army Chief of Staff, Benny Gantz, have officially approved the
offensive, and are guiding it.
Israel threatened to assassinate
all Hamas leaders, including political leaders, and leaders of
resistance groups in the coastal region.
groups continued to fire shells and missiles into adjacent Israeli areas
in retaliation to the ongoing Israeli offensive, and managed to fire
dozens of shells targeting different areas in the Negev, Asqalan, and
several other areas.
Armed resistance groups in Gaza said that
they will not sit idle while Israel
continue to pound civilian areas leading to dozens of casualties
among the civilians, including infants and children.
claimed that four Katyusha shells have been fired into southern Israel
from the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt. No Injuries were reported.