August 4, 2010

Israeli air strikes kill one and injure two others in southern Gaza

Many victims killed by Israeli airstrikes in Gaza. (Reuters)

A Palestinian was killed and two others wounded early Wednesday morning 4 August, by Israeli artillery fire on an area east of the southern Gaza Strip town of Khan Younis, medics and witnesses said.

Medical sources said that the body of the dead man as well as of the two wounded were transferred to the European Hospital east of the city in southern Gaza Strip. One of the injured is in serious conditions and medical teams are looking for more casualties from the attack, the sources said.

There was no immediate comment from the Israeli army on the incident.

Israeli soldiers often shoot at people on suspicion that they are approaching the heavily fortified buffer zone along the border between the coastal strip and Israel.

Israeli warplanes launched two raids early Sunday targeting tunnels southern Gaza Strip, during which one person was injured, after a rocket struck in the city of
Ashkelon, in southern Israel, causing no casualties but damaging property.

Israeli warplanes launched air strikes inside the Gaza Strip after the launch of the missile on Ashkelon, which killed a Hamas official, and wounded ten people.

A girl killed by Israeli forces in the Israeli offensive on Gaza Strip 08-09. (Al Jazeera)

Israel has carried out a devastating war on the Gaza Strip between 27 December and 18 January, 2009 with a stated goal of putting an end to rocket fire from Gaza. This war led to the death of more than 1400 Palestinians, among them 431 children and 116 women.


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