Palestinian medical sources in the Gaza Strip reported Tuesday that medics and rescue teams located the bodies of two children under the rubble of a building that came under Israeli fire and shells, east of al-Maghazi refugee camp, in central Gaza. Six Palestinians have been killed by Israeli army fire in the last 24 hours.The sources said that medics and rescue teams searched for the two children near the border for two hours before locating their bodies under the rubble.
The two children were identified as Mohammad Bassam Abu M’eleq, and Youssef at-Tilnaby; both 16 years old. The two were hit by multiple rounds of heavy, live ammunition to various parts of their bodies.
The Israeli army claims that it spotted what it called a group of Palestinians trying to infiltrate the nearby Kissufim Israeli military base.
The latest Israeli military escalation brings the death toll to six in the last 24 hours; dozens of residents were wounded, some seriously.
On Monday evening, two Palestinians were killed, and several others were wounded, one seriously, when the Israeli army bombarded as-Sikka Street, Beit Hanoun city, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. In addition, on Monday at noon, two Palestinians were killed when the army bombarded the city.
The two were identified as Jihad Abu Shabab, 24, and Abdul-Rahman az-Za’aneen, 23, who were killed when the army fired two missiles at a group of residents in Beit Hanoun.
The al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, reported that Abu Shabab is one of its fighters.
Two Palestinians Killed In Renewed Bombardment In Beit Hanoun
Tue, 19 Jun 2012 08:09:55
Palestinian medical sources reported that two Palestinians were killed, on Monday evening, and at least three others were wounded, one seriously, when the Israeli army bombarded as-Sikka Street, in Beit Hanoun city, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. On Monday at noon, two Palestinians were killed when the army bombarded in Beit Hanoun.
The sources stated that Jihad Abu Shabab, 24, and Abdul-Rahman Hasan Az-Za’aneen, 23, where killed when the army fired two missiles at a group of residents in Beit Hanoun.
The al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, reported that Abu Shabab is one of its fighters from Beit Hanoun.
The Brigades vowed fierce retaliation, and stated that “armed resistance against the Israeli occupation is the path of its fighters who will continue to resist the occupation”.
The latest Israeli military attack brings the death toll on Monday to four as, on Monday at noon, the army fired missiles at motorcycle riders in Beit Hanoun killing Mohammad Abu Shabab, 24, and Ismail Abu Odah, 24; several residents were injured.
Two Fighters Killed In Beit Hanoun
Monday June 18, 2012 12:52, by Saed Bannoura – IMEMC News
Updated – Mon, 18 Jun 2012 13.03
The al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad, reported that two of its fighters were killed, Monday, after the Israeli army fired missile at them, in Beit Hanoun, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. Several residents were wounded in the attack.
The Brigades issued a press identifying the slain fighters as Mohammad Rafeeq Shabab, 24, and Ismail Mohammad Abu Odah, 21.
It vowed retaliation, and added that armed resistance against the Israeli occupation “is the language Israel understands and the most suitable method to liberate Palestine”.
Adham Abu Salmiyya, spokesperson of the Medical and Emergency Services in Gaza, said that the attack targeted a motorcycle driving near an agricultural school in Beit Hanoun.
Earlier on Monday morning, three Palestinians and one Israeli were killed during clashes that took place along the Egyptian border with Israel.
The army stated that a Palestinian armed group, on the Egyptian side of the border, fired an RPG at the army before engaging in an automatic fire attack.
On Sunday evening, the Israeli Air Force bombarded a blacksmith workshop in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, leading to extensive damage and at least five injuries, including one child, according to medical sources in Gaza.
On Sunday night at midnight, the Israeli Navy attacked a Palestinian fishing boat in Palestinian territorial waters in Gaza and kidnapped four fishermen.
Also on Sunday, the army bombarded an area reported to be a ‘training center’ for the al-Qassam Brigades of Hamas, in az-Zeitoun neighborhood in Gaza City.
Furthermore, two Palestinians were shot and killed and one was wounded after an Israeli settler opened fire at them near as-Sammoa’ town, in the southern West Bank district of Hebron.