Friday, August 19, 2011

Six people killed in Israeli shelling of Gaza

At least six Palestinians were killed including a commander of an armed group a child, in air strikes that the Israeli Air Force launched in response to the attacks in the south. Sources of emergency services in Gaza said Israeli planes attacked the house of a militant identified as Abu Jamil Shaat and that the place had several militants of the Popular Resistance Committees.

Among those killed in the attack on Abu Awat Nairab is one of the commanders of the armed group as well as a minor. The attacks came hours after Israeli killed fourteen and thirty wounded in a series of attacks on a highway south of the country, which borders Egypt. The alleged terrorists used automatic weapons, mortars and at least one anti-tank rocket civilian and military vehicles, causing panic across several miles until they were intercepted by security forces.

Seven suspected terrorists were killed in the crossfire of a group of more than fifteen, the military said. This afternoon, amid a press conference in situ Defense Minister Ehud Barak, reported new gunfire with militants in the area, and the existence of a seriously wounded.

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