Israel air strikes injure 2 Palestinians [ CONTINUOUS UPDATES ]

PressTV – Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:29AM

Israeli warplanes have launched twin air strikes on the Gaza Strip, leaving two Palestinians injured, Press TV has learned.

The Israeli army said in a statement that the attack has been a response to a mortar attack by Palestinian fighters that lightly wounded two men on Sunday.

The attack came after Hamas called on its armed groups to abide by an unofficial ceasefire and stop firing rockets and mortars at Israel, Jerusalem Post reported Monday.

Ayman Taha, a Hamas official, said that the movement avoids providing Israel with an excuse to “wage a new war against the Gaza Strip.”

The official, however, said Hamas reserved the right to “respond to Israeli crimes, but only within the frame of national consensus.”

Israel launched a devastating war on the Gaza Strip in December 2008, leaving 1,400 Palestinians dead and thousands of others displaced.

The Israeli military, however, launch attacks on the Palestinian territories on a regular basis. There has been a surge of violence along the Gaza border during this month.



Israeli air force hits Gaza after mortar fire

Updated on Friday, January 07, 2011, 13:47




Gaza City: The Israeli air force bombed three sites across the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, causing no casualties, Palestinian security officials and witnesses said.

The air raids hit targets in the southern city of Rafah, in the northern town of Jabaliya yesterday and also struck a site which had been previously been used for launching rockets in the Zeitun district, just east of Gaza City, they said.

The army had no immediate comment on the raids which took place hours after a mortar shell was fired into southern Israel.

Tensions have been rising along the Israel-Gaza border in recent months, with militants firing dozens of rockets and mortar rounds into southern Israel and the air force responding with strikes targeting training sites, weapons facilities and smuggling tunnels.

On Wednesday, Palestinian militants had fired seven projectiles, most of them mortar shells, across the border without causing any injuries or damage, the army said.

And overnight, Israeli troops shot dead two Palestinians whom they said were trying to get across the border fence into Israel.

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Israeli air force hits Gaza after mortar fire.

Israel Launches Three Air Raids in Gaza

Article Date: 10:11 2011/01/07
Article ID: 0012
Gaza, January 07 (QNA) – The Israeli warplanes launched three air raids targeting several objectives in the Gaza Strip late last night , causing heavy material damages but no casualties were reported. Palestinian security sources said here on Friday morning that the israeli F-16 aircraft have shelled a post for Al Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Islamic resistance Hamas movement in Az-Zaytoun district, East Of Gaza , causing heavy destruction in the area. The sources added that the israeli aircraft launched a second air raid targeting an open area in Al-Rayyis Mountain , North of the Gaza Strip and a third one which also hit an open area in Al-Shwka district, East Of Rafah. For his part, the spokesman of the higher committee for ambulance and emergency in the Gaza Strip Adham Abu Salimma said the medical staffs are always ready for any emergencies noting that no injuries or casualties have been reported so far as a result of the aforesaid israeli raids. Gaza skies are now witnessing heavy air hovering on part of the Israeli Aircraft , heralding more attacks against Palestinian targets in the Gaza Strip.(QNA) MD

QNA | News | Israel Launches Three Air Raids in Gaza.

Two Palestinians wounded in Israeli raids

[ 02/01/2011 – 10:53 AM ]


GAZA, (PIC)– Two Palestinians were wounded at an early hour on Sunday when Israeli warplanes raided northern and central Gaza Strip, local sources said.

They explained that the first raid targeted a house in Nusseirat refugee camp in central Gaza, adding that fire broke out but was extinguished by the civil brigades.

They said that the second raid targeted a deserted area east of Jabalia in northern Gaza.

Adham Abu Salmiya, the spokesman for the medical services, said that a 23-year-old youth was injured in his head in the first raid, describing his condition as moderate.

He added that another youth was slightly wounded in the second raid.

Two Palestinians wounded in Israeli raids.