Friday, 7 January 2011

Israeli soldier killed and four wounded by Palestinian resistance fighters

pic: Palestinian Information Center

Palestinian resistance fighters have succeeded in killing one Israeli soldier and injuring several others. Maybe now they'll think twice before their next incursion. No casualties reported on the Palestinian side.
GAZA, (PIC)-- Palestinian resistance fighters on Friday evening opened fire at a group of IOF soldiers near the colony of Nirim to the east of the Maghazi refugee camp wounding five soldiers, two of them seriously.

PIC correspondent said that a heavy exchange of fire was heard to the east of the Maghazi refugee camp which was followed extensive presence of airplanes which strafed residential areas and agricultural fields in the area.

The correspondent also said that the sound of explosions were heard in the area believed to be the result of firing mortar bombs towards Israeli occupation military posts.

Israeli radio said a group of soldiers came under fire from light guns and mortars at the Kisufim area on the borders with the Gaza Strip when the group arrived in the area after discovering a group of fighters trying to plant explosives.

The radio added that the soldiers responded to the source of fire and that it was not known if any of the fighters was wounded. The wounded soldiers were taken to Soroka hospital in Beir Al-Sabe’.

It was announced later that one of the soldiers died.

Hebron man executed in his bed as Egypt warns Israel against new Gaza war

pic: Maan Images

Israel has launched yet more air strikes on Gaza, in addition to executing a man in his bed and arresting Hamas leaders in Hebron. This week the IDF has rounded-up 28 people on the West Bank. The IDF claims to have struck a 'terror base' and tunnels. No casualties reported as yet. Meanwhile, Egypt has warned Israel against launching a new war against the people of Gaza.
HEBRON (Ma'an) -- During an arrest raid in Hebron which appeared to target six Hamas men released from PA custody the day before, Israeli forces shot and killed a 66-year-old man in his bed, in what appeared to be a case of mistaken identity.

Arrested in Hebron overnight were Wael Al-Bitar, Majdi E’beid, Ahmad E’wewy, Muhand Neirukh, Wisam Al-Qawasmi and Mohammad Suqieyah, all released from PA custody the day before, following intense lobby efforts from the detainees, who had been on hunger strike for weeks.

The execution came during the arrest of Wael Al-Bitar, who was released to his home in Hebron, one floor under Omer Salim Al-Qawasmi, the elderly victim. The two lived in the Ash- Sheikh neighborhood of Hebron. more