World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 


11 People Killed And Dozens Injured in Gaza

A New Israeli Terrorist Onslaught On Gaza Leaves Eleven People Killed And Dozens Injured

http://www.ipc.gov.ps/ipc_e/ipc_e-1/e_News/news2003/news2003-02/news-041.html

GAZA, February 19, 2003, (IPC) - - At least 11 Palestinian citizens were slaughtered and more than 30 others wounded late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning, when large Israeli occupation forces backed by tens of tanks, Apache helicopters and bulldozers invaded the Shijaiya neighborhood, east of Gaza, and Jabalia town, carrying out one of the most terrorist Israeli attacks.

Palestinian medical sources reported 11 citizens were killed, including one paramedic, and more than 30 others injured, some in critical condition.

Tens of tanks blockaded the neighborhood of Shijaiya and Jabalia town and began continuous shelling with shells containing internationally prohibited fletchets and firing form heavy machineguns targeting the residents’ houses, apache helicopters also participated in the wide onslaught, Palestinian security sources said.

Israeli tanks and helicopters participated in the firing of missiles on the Palestinian houses and stores, several civilians were killed and injured, eyewitnesses told IP correspondent.

It was dangerous to attempt to rescue any of them because helicopters were firing at any moving object, including the ambulances, eyewitnesses added.

“Israeli troops targeted ambulances and rescuers and they managed to kill one of our paramedics named Monzer Al-Safadi and wounding his brother Dr. Raed Al-Safadi,” Dr. Abu Hassanin, director of emergency in Al-Shifa hospital said.

“Monzer and Raed were trying to evacuate three civilians who were stranded and bleeding under the rubble of a workshop that was bombarded during the attack, east of Jabalia,” Dr. Hassanin added. He continued saying: “in the rescue attempt Monzer was shot and killed, the three wounded bled to death and Dr. Raed was wounded in the abdomen.”

Three ambulances were damaged after being hit with Israeli shrapnel and heavy fire, witnesses and medical sources told IPC correspondent.

“Beside the wounded citizens, dozens of civilians, mostly children and women, suffered shock and nervous breakdown,” director of emergency said.

“We were sleeping when Israeli invasion began, the terrifying sound of explosions forced us to wake up and my children were so afraid and began crying and weeping, they were holding to me thinking my body would protect them from the Israeli rockets… I was afraid too,” eyewitness Fareed Hillis told IPC correspondent.

Palestinian resistance fighters stood up for the advancing Israeli invasion forces and attempted to confront the world’s most advanced military tanks.

“It was very dark and cold, I was peeping from the window, and I saw a small number of freedom fighters attempting to plant landmines and to restrict the movement of the tanks,”

“We are defending our city; we are fighting the Israeli occupation. They have huge tanks and Apache helicopters, hi tech weapons and F16’s, while we have light weapons and locally made mines…, but we will not surrender.., we will fight till liberation our land,” a masked freedom fighter told news reporters in Jabalia.

Several houses were damaged due to the intensive heavy fire and missiles, most of people who were wounded while they were inside their homes because of the shrapnel of fletchets and 1000 mm bullets, Palestinian security sources said.

Al-Shifa hospital in Gaza identified the martyrs as: Ali Abu Alkhair, Iyad Abed, Abdelraheem Abu Naja, Mohammed Sahloot, A’ala’ Hilo and his brother Saed, Munzir Safadi, Tamer Qatta’, Abdelkareem Bakroon, A’mer Al-Dayeh and Abdel Rahman Al-Qassas.

While the whole world is focused on the “expected” US war on Iraq, the Israeli government is exploiting the current situation to escalate its military offensive against the Palestinian people and leadership.

“From the beginning of the current month, 41 Palestinian civilians have been killed and 342 others have been injured including 229 in West Bank and 43 in the Gaza Strip,” Palestinian Minister of Health announced Monday in a press release.

Al-Shibi: “11 Palestinians killed And 50 Wound In 24 Hours By The Israeli Occupation Forces” -February 18, 2003

http://www.ipc.gov.ps/ipc_e/ipc_e-1/e_News/news2003/news2003-02/news-041.html


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
World Headlines

 

Gordon Campbell: On The End Game In Spain (And Other World News)

The coverage of international news seems almost entirely dependent on a random selection of whatever some overseas news agency happens to be carrying overnight... Here are a few interesting international stories that have largely flown beneath the radar this past week. More>>

Amnesty/Human Rights Watch: Appalling Abuse, Neglect Of Refugees On Nauru

Refugees and asylum seekers on Nauru, most of whom have been held there for three years, routinely face neglect by health workers and other service providers who have been hired by the Australian government, as well as frequent unpunished assaults by local Nauruans. More>>

ALSO:

Other Australian Detention

Gordon Campbell: On The Censorship Havoc In South Africa’s State Broadcaster

Demands have included an order to staff that there should be no further negative news about the country’s President Jacob Zuma, and SABC camera operators responsible for choosing camera angles that have allegedly made the President ‘look shorter’ were to be retrained... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On A Bad Week For Malcolm Turnbull, And The Queen

Malcolm Turnbull’s immediate goal – mere survival – is still within his grasp... In every other respect though, this election has been a total disaster for the Liberals. More>>

ALSO:


Gordon Campbell: On Bidding Bye Bye To Boris

Boris Johnson’s exit from the contest for Conservative Party leadership supports the conspiracy theory that he never really expected the “Leave” option to win the referendum – and he has no intention now of picking up the poisoned chalice that managing the outcome will entail... More>>

ALSO:

Mexico: Violence And Repression Of Teachers

The member organizations of Network for Peace express our indignation over the acts of repression that the Mexican State has carried out, through the police forces... In Chiapas, Guerrero and Oaxaca, the conflict has resulted in murders of teachers and civilians as well as hundreds of wounded and dozens of people arrested. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Britain's Pleas For Mercy

So… Boris Johnson is promising that he won't be holding a snap general election, if he's chosen as the next UK Conservative Party leader. Reportedly, he is even making that promise a feature of his leadership campaign, since a vote for Boris would therefore mean (wink wink) that his colleagues wouldn't have to risk their jobs and face the wrath of the British public until 2020. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
World
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news