As Israel renewed its bombardment of the Gaza Strip, another resident was wounded east of Gaza city while the Israeli army conducted a limited invasion into Gaza city. A total of 19 residents were wounded in the Gaza City on Tuesday. Medical sources reported that a 21-year-old resident was moderately wounded when the army bombarded Al Shujaeyya neighborhood, east of Gaza City.
Eighteen residents were also wounded in a series of air strikes carried out by the Israeli Air Force throughout the night and on Tuesday at dawn.
Although Hamas movement said it is not interested in any escalation and intends to maintain calm, a number of armed groups announced firing homemade shells and mortars into adjacent Israeli areas, and declared that they will retaliate to the latest Israeli military offensive.
17 Palestinians Injured In A Series Of Air Strikes In Gaza
Tue, 22 Mar 2011 03:49:45
Palestinian medical sources in the Gaza Strip reported that the Israeli Air Force carried out a series of air strikes on Monday night after midnight and on Tuesday at dawn, wounding seventeen residents, including two women and seven children.
The sources said that ten wounded residents were moved to Al Shifa hospital in Gaza City, and seven were moved to Kamal Adwan hospital, in northern Gaza.
Local sources reported that two missiles were fired at the Al Ahrar Movement headquarters, west of Gaza City, two air strikes were carried out against a construction factory in Jabal Al Rayyes, two airstrikes targeted the Central District of Gaza, and one airstrike targeted Khuza’a town in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.
F16 Fighter Jets also fired missiles at a Police training center in Al Tuwam area, northeast of Gaza city completely destroying it inflicting a number of injuries.
A medical clinic in the area sustained damage due to the bombardment. The clinic provides medical services for at least 10.000 Palestinians each month. It was previously bombarded during the Israeli war on Gaza two years ago January.
The Israeli Air Force was heavily present over several areas in the Gaza Strip leading to panic among the residents who feared further attacks.
Meanwhile, the Hamas-led government in Gaza, and the Al Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas movement, said that they will be committed to a truce should Israel halt its assaults on Gaza.
Palestinian resistance groups on Gaza said that they fired several mortars and homemade shells targeting adjacent Israeli area. The groups said that the firing of shells came in retaliation to the Israeli escalation.
Armed groups also fired a number of shells targeting Ashkelon (Asqalan), and the Israeli Negev town of Sderot.