Friday, 19 October 2012

Explosive device damages army vehicle on Gaza border


GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- An explosive device damaged an Israeli military vehicle near the border in the central Gaza Strip on Friday morning, witnesses and the army said.

There was also damage to the border fence from the explosion, which took place east of Deir al-Balah, an Israeli military spokeswoman said.

Israeli forces stationed at the border opened fire towards al-Qarara village after the explosion.

Local coordinator Saber Zaanin told Ma'an that troops also shot at farmers and volunteers harvesting olives in al-Tartori in the same area.

No injuries have been reported from the explosion or gunfire.

Also on Friday, Israeli gunboats fired at Palestinian fisherman off the northern shore of Gaza, without causing injuries. more

Al-Qassam Brigades publishes video documenting Shalit abduction


Marking the first anniversary since the implementation of the Egyptian-mediated prisoner-swap deal that secured the release of 1037 of Palestinian detainees, the Al-Qassam Brigades published a video detailing the planning and actual implementation of the cross border attack against an Israeli military base in June 2006 leading to the abduction of corporal Gilad Shalit.

The video includes never before seen clips and interviews with the fighters who planned and carried out the attack, and details stages of preparation, planning, surveillance and reenactment of the actual attack.

The video is 44:42 minutes long and was entirely filmed, produced and published by the Media Unit of the Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement.

The video shows how the fighters monitored and filmed the Israeli military base, and documented any movement that takes place in the camp and around it, shift changes, types of armored vehicles and tanks, and all related info.

The surveillance continued while other fighters were digging the tunnel that led to the camp based on surveillance info collected on a daily basis.

Seven fighters were then selected to conduct the actual attack against the Israeli military camp. more