Thursday, 25 August 2011

Palestinian civilian confirmed killed and many injured in Israeli airstrike on sports club

GAZA, Aug. 25 (Xinhua) -- A 22 years old Palestinian youth died Thursday morning, hours after being wounded in an Israeli airstrike at a sports club in northern Gaza Strip, medical spokesman Adham Abu Selmia said.

Israel carried out a series of raids in Gaza, which late Wednesday hit a car traveling in the Gaza city and killed an Islamic Jihad activist, and early on Thursday killed a smuggler in tunnels beneath Gaza's southern border with Egypt, and the airplanes, afterwards, bombed a sports club run by the Islamic Jihad, killing a group member.

Abu Selmia said 29 Palestinians were wounded in the three attacks. more

Five killed in Gaza over past 24 hours as Israel hits Rafah tunnels and Beit Lahia sports centre

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Palestinian medical sources in the Gaza Strip reported that three residents were killed, and more than 25 were injured, as the Israeli Air Force bombarded several areas, including a sports center, on Wednesday at night and on Thursday at dawn; a total of five residents were killed, and dozens were wounded in less than 24 hours. 18 residents, including children, were killed since in one week.

The sources stated that resident Hisham Adnan Abu Harb, and another unidentified resident, were killed when the army bombarded a tunnel in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip; three residents went missing.

Also, resident Salama Al Masry was killed, while 20 residents, including 7 children and 4 women, were injured when the army bombarded a sports center in Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip; some of the wounded are in critical conditions.

The sports center was crowded as a sports event was being held when the army bombarded it; medical teams are searching among the rubble to trying to locate and save additional potential casualties.

On Wednesday at night, the Israeli Air Force assassinated a fighter of the Al Quds Brigades, of the Islamic Jihad, in Sheikh Radwan neighborhood, in central Gaza. The fighter was identified as Atiyya Maqat.

On Wednesday evening, medics located the remains of a 65-year-old resident, under the rubble of a shelled building east of the Al Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza. Medical sources reported that the body of Ismail Amom, 65, was severely mutilated. more