Thursday, 9 January 2014

PFLP, DFLP claim mortar strike on Israeli military targets

GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Palestinian factions on Thursday took responsibility for launching mortar shells at Israeli military targets earlier in the day.

The military wing of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, Abu Ali Mustafa Brigades, said in a statement that it fired two 80-millimeter mortar shells at a group of Israeli tanks that had invaded an area east of Khan Younis in southern Gaza.

The statement said that the group would continue to resist the Israeli occupation.

Meanwhile, the military wing of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, the National Resistance Brigades, said it fired two mortar shells at an Israeli military site east of Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip.

The group said in a statement that the shells were fired in a response to ongoing Israeli escalation in Gaza, saying it would continue to conduct operations against Israel.

It called on all Palestinian military wings to unite in resisting the Israeli occupation.

Earlier Thursday, three Palestinians were injured after an Israeli airstrike targeted the southern Gaza Strip, medical officials said. more

Miles Of Smiles 24 aid convoy arrives In Gaza

The “Miles Of Smiles 24” humanitarian convoy arrived in the Gaza Strip through the Rafah Border Terminal, between the besieged Gaza Strip and Egypt.

The Governmental Committee against the Siege on Gaza said that Palestinian officials, including officials of the Foreign Ministry, welcomed convoy members, and thanked them for their ongoing humanitarian support.

The Committee added that the convoy brought to Gaza urgently needed medical and humanitarian supplies, including medical equipment, especially since the recent snowstorm in Palestine caused damage to medical equipment and medical centers, in addition to severe damages to property and infrastructure. more

3 injured in Israeli airstrike on southern Gaza

GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Three Palestinians were injured after an Israeli airstrike targeted the southern Gaza Strip on Thursday, medical officials said.

Gaza's health ministry spokesman, Ashraf al-Qidra, told Ma'an that an Israeli plane fired a missile at a three-wheeled vehicle east of Khan Younis, injuring two men.

A child standing by the window in a nearby house was injured by broken glass.

All three were taken to Kamal Nasser hospital in Khan Younis for treatment.

Earlier, Israeli military vehicles crossed around 200 meters into a border area east of Khan Younis, forcing farmers to flee the area.

Eyewitness said that Palestinian fighters then fired several mortar shells at the vehicles. more