Friday, 8 April 2011

Israel kills more Gazans while west fails to condemn mounting Palestinian death toll of past weeks

At least five killed [update 6:57 GMT]: 6 dead 40 injured] in Israeli attacks on Thursday in Israeli air and artillery assaults. Not a word of condemnation from the West as Netanyahu tests how far he can push it. Will this be the start of something bigger, which is what those on the right have been lobbying for and government ministers hinting at, with the bus hit a convenient 'justification' for more massacres? In the pastbtwo weeks at least 21 Palestinians have been killed.
Gaza, (Pal Telegraph) - Palestinian medical sources in the Gaza Strip reported on Thursday that five Palestinians were killed and at least 40 residents, including children, were wounded in several Israeli air strikes and a ground attacks that were initiated on Thursday at noon.

A fighter of the Al Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas movement, was killed when the army bombarded Al Shouka area, in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. The fighter was identified as Saleh Al Tarabeen.

Three residents, identified as Mohammad Al Mahmoum, 22, Mos’ab Al Soufy, 17, and Khaled Ad-Dabary, 23, were killed when the army bombarded Al Jaradat area in Rafah.

On Thursday at noon, resident Mahmoud Al Manasra, 50, was killed, and at least five residents, including a child, were injured when the army fired more than 20 artillery shells into Al Shijaeyya neighborhood, east of Gaza City.

Furthermore, four Palestinians were moderately wounded when the army fired three shells into the Gaza International Airport in Rafah. The airport remains nonoperational since 2000, and was repeatedly bombarded and bulldozed by the army. more