Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Airstrike east of Khan Younis kills senior Popular Resistance Committees leader, three wounded


A senior member of the Salah Ed-Deen Brigade was killed, and an elderly man and two of his sons, were injured, in an Israeli airstrike near Kissufim crossing, east of the Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, the Maan News Agency reported.

“An Israeli drone fired a missile at a group of citizens east of Khan Younis, one resident was killed, and an elder man and two of his sons were injured” Gaza medical spokesman , Adham Abu Salmiya,stated, “the wounded were transferred to Nasser Hospital in Khan Younis.”

The Nasser Salah Ed-Deen Brigades, the armed wing of Popular Resistance Committees (PRC), stated that Khaled Samhoud, 23 years old, one of its senior fighters, was killed in the Israeli bombardment that targeted members of the group.

“Fighters of the Brigades targeted a group of Israeli soldiers near the Kissufim border crossing, and claimed responsibility for firing a projectile at an armored Israeli military vehicle”, it added.

Israeli drones were seen hoovering over the area as the army opened fire at random", local sources reported. more

Airstrike on central Gaza near Nuseirat overnight, no injuries

(Maan Images)

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) -- Israeli warplanes raided an open area west of Nuseirat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip overnight Monday, a Ma'an correspondent said.

The Israeli army said in a statement that "in response to rocket fire from Gaza at Israel last night, IAF aircraft targeted a weapons manufacturing site in the central Gaza Strip overnight."

A hit was confirmed, the statement added.

Israeli radio said that projectiles had been fired at the Shaar HaNegev regional council in southern Israel.

The shelling in Gaza caused a fire to break out which fire fighters managed to extinguish. No injuries have been reported.

Earlier on Monday evening Israeli jets dropped flare bombs in the area, a Ma'an correspondent said. more