Sunday, January 10, 2010
One seriously injured by Israeli tank fire in central Gaza
Palestinian was seriously injured in a Israeli artillery shelling on farmlands east of the Al-Maghazi Refugee Camp in the central Gaza Strip on Saturday.
Muawiyah Hassanein, head of ambulance and emergency department in the ministry of health in Gaza, said Israeli tanks deployed on the borders shelled the agricultural area east of the camp,” and confirmed that one man was seriously injured.
An Israeli military spokesman said he knew of no artillery fire in the area.
The incident is the latest in an escalating string of cross-border violence, with two projectiles reportedly launched from the Gaza Strip and landing in southern Israel Saturday morning. Friday saw four airstrikes hit locations across the besieged coastal area, reportedly in retaliation for a series of mortar shell barrages launched by the An-Nasser Salah Ad-Din Brigades, the military wing of the Popular Resistance Committees.
The strikes killed three and injured two.
The PRC encouraged all resistance factions to step up efforts against Israeli targets, while the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine accused Israel of using limited incursions, airstrikes and targeted assassinations as mechanisms to lure resistance fighters into a new cycle of violence.