A nineteen-year old was killed by Israeli gunfire Wednesday morning, and another young man taken prisoner, as Israeli army tanks and bulldozers stormed the eastern areas of Khan-Younis, in the south of Gaza strip.

Moss’ab Kadeh, 19, was killed when Israeli army tanks and bulldozers stormed Al Farahen area east of the town and open fired randomly at residents’ homes.  Soldiers also arrested Yasser Abu Doka during the operation.

Meanwhile, army bulldozers continued to destroy houses and farm lands in Al Farahen. Also on Wednesday, tanks stationed at the Gazan Israeli border shelled residential areas in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.  Panic injuries were reported.

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Elderly man and his son killed in Israeli air strikes in Khan Younis
2006-08-16 04:05:12

Wednesday night after midnight, the Israeli air force fired at least one missile at a Palestinian house in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip killing a 70-year old father and his 45-year old son.

A Palestinian medical source at Nasser Hospital in Khan Younis reported that Hasan Radwan Shaath, 70, and his son Ibrahim, 45, were killed after the Israeli air force shelled their home.

The bodies of the father and his son were severely mutilated. Several family members, including children were injured and buried under the rubble.

The Palestinian News Agency, WAFA, reported Hasan received a phone call from someone who identified himself an Israeli military officer, who ordered him and his family to leave the house within one hour because the Israeli air force intends to shell it.

Less than 10 minutes after the phone call, the shells were dropped by an Israeli fighter-jet over the house.

Recently, the Israeli army used this illegal strategy and shelled several Palestinian houses in the Gaza Strip causing casualties among the civilians.

On Tuesday, Palestinian Medical sources and eyewitnesses in Jabalia town, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, reported that at least twelve residents were injured when an Israeli fighter jet fired at least one missile at a Palestinian house in the town.

The sources added that the Israeli air force shelled the house of Sa’id Joudah, one of the leaders of the Al Quds brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad. The house was leveled by the blast, and at least twelve residents were hospitalized.

A doctor a Kamal Adwan Hospital in northern Gaza said that some of the injured residents suffered serious injuries.

Eyewitnesses reported that the residents living in the house received a phone call from someone who identified himself as an Israeli military officer, and ordered them to evacuate the house within 15 minutes.

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