Friday, April 8, 2011

More Israeli bombing put the number of Palestinians killed in Gaza

.- A new Israeli bombing at noon today claimed the lives of three Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, bringing to ten the number of Palestinians killed in violence between both sides for 24 hours. The new Israeli attacks came after Hamas declared yesterday around midnight a unilateral ceasefire to end armed escalation in Gaza is recorded, in addition to the ten dead has caused 45 wounded.

Medical sources said the Hamas government, the latest attack was done by a bomber who fired at a group of people who were standing next to a mosque in Khan Yunis in southern Gaza, on Friday, the Muslim holiday. The missile also caused an undetermined number of injuries, including a mother and daughter who are in serious condition.

Previously, Hamas had said in a statement that two members of the Islamist movement's armed wing, the Qassam Brigades Azedin, died this morning after be hit by Israeli air strikes in Khan Yunes also. According to a statement from Hamas Interior Ministry, the cease-fire declaration was intended to "not give Israel a pretext to start a new war" on the fringe.

The statement came after five Palestinians were killed and 35 were wounded on Thursday in more Israeli airstrikes, Palestinian medical sources said. According to sources, the dead were two Palestinian militants in the town of Rafah, a policeman in Junes Yan, a Hamas militant in southern Gaza City, and a civilian.

Israeli air strikes began after Hamas's armed wing to attack anti-tank rocket yesterday a school bus that ran through the territory of Israel near the Gaza border and that wounded the driver and a young, sources Israeli military. In a press release, the armed wing of Hamas claimed responsibility for the bus attack in response to what they termed "Israeli crimes against the Palestinian people." In retaliation, combat aircraft and helicopters "Apache" Israelis bombed yesterday different parts of eastern, northern and southern Gaza Azedin linked to the Qassam Brigades.

The current spiral of violence is the worst on record in Gaza since Israel launched in late 2008 and early 2009 in the Gaza military operation Cast Lead, which killed 1,400 Palestinians, mostly civilians.

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