Friday, 10 September 2010

Ramadan ends in Gaza with Israeli air strikes as two injured


And another present from Israel for Eid - this time for the people of Gaza, as F-16 air strikes hit Gaza.
GAZA, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- Israeli F-16 warplanes carried out several strikes Friday on the Gaza Strip after Palestinian militants fired a mortar shell from the Hamas-controlled coastal enclave into Israel.

The first airstrike in the evening targeted a training field inside a security compound run by the deposed Hamas government and slightly injured a bystander.

Israeli soldier who murdered peace activist Tom Hurndall set free

pic: David Bachar

Another day and another Israeli 'soldier' murderer goes free - a present for Muslims around the world as Ramadan comes to an end.
An Israel Defense Forces soldier found guilty of manslaughter in the 2003 death of a British peace activist was released Wednesday, after serving three quarters of his sentence.

Sgt. Taysir Hayb's early release was secured last month, after a military committee overruled the Military Advocate General's opinion and ordered the soldier's release. He has served six years of the eight-year sentence he received in 2005.

Thomas Hurndall, then 22, was shot in April 2003 while photographing an International Solidarity Movement protest in the Gaza Strip city of Rafah, where Hayb was stationed in a watchtower as part of the Bedouin Reconnaissance Battalion. Hurndall died the following year after a nine-month coma. more