Gaza police: Israel dropped over 3,000 tons of explosives on Gaza population

[ 04/01/2011 – 07:25 PM ]

 

GAZA, (PIC)– Major Tahseen Saad, director of the police explosives engineering department in Gaza, said that Israel used over 3,000 tons of bombs and projectiles containing internationally-banned substances during its war on the Gaza Strip.

In a press statement posted on the Palestinian ministry of interior’s website, Saad pointed out that Israel tested and used up in Gaza war most of its ammunition stored in its military warehouses, recalling some news reports that talked recently about the aerial bridge that was established by the US and Israel’s allies to supply it with its military needs.

The major said that the Israeli occupation forces used during the war bombs, missiles and shells of different sizes and weights, mainly the MK bombs which were dropped on Gaza in the first air strike.

He also talked about different missiles and shells that were used by Apache helicopters, drones and tanks to target civilians and vehicles, especially the anti-tank missiles named as Hellfire and Nimrod.

The police officer underlined that the impacts of these weapons are not confined to the killing of people, but also they contain chemical substances such as phosphorus, tungsten and uranium that causes cancer and body deformities.

The officer hailed the important role of police sappers who combed and cleanse many bombed areas, and managed to collect unexploded ordinance and remnants of projectiles and store them in safe places for later disposal.

Gaza police: Israel dropped over 3,000 tons of explosives on Gaza population.

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Gaza police pay tribute to fallen colleagues

Gaza police pay tribute to fallen colleaguesEXCLUSIVE PICTURES

Police officers in Gaza have gathered to remember fallen colleagues who were among the first victims of Israeli bombs during Operation Cast Lead two years ago. The officers took part in a commemorative march through the streets of Gaza City on the second anniversary of the devastating Israeli bombardment and invasion which killed more than 1,400 Palestinians, among them 313 children; most of the children were aged 11-17 although almost 50 of those killed by Israeli soldiers were under 5 years old. The subsequent UN Goldstone Inquiry into the conduct of the war concluded that Israel had committed “war crimes and possibly crimes against humanity” during the three weeks of the assault.

Gaza police pay tribute to fallen colleagues.

 

 

 

 

 

Police Station on Graduation Day Attacked Dec 27 2008

Day 1 | يوم السبت 27/12/2008م الساعة 11:15 صباحاً

Gaza Police forces Graduation Day
(50 of them were killed in the first air israeli bombing)
سأبدأ بإذن الله بصور من مواقع صهيونية لأهم المقرات التي تم قصفها في اليوم الأول للحرب

صورة جوية لمجمع الجوازات ” مدينة عرفات للشرطة ”
والتي شاهد العالم صور مجاهدي الشرطة الفلسطينية فيه وهم شهداء
وقد ارتقى فيه أكثر من خمسين شهيد من أبناء وقيادات الشرطة الفلسطينية
من بينهم اللواء توفيق جبر ” قائد الشرطة الفلسطينية”
وفي الصورة تظهر مجموعات الشرطة الذين تم قصفهم وهم في طابور الاستعداد لتخريج دورتهم الشرطية

 

منتدى الرئاسة الفلسطينية غرب مدينة غزة
ويضم مقر قيادة جهاز الأمن والحماية وبعض مقرات الشرطة الفلسطينية
واستشهد فيه ما يزيد على مائة شرطي مجاهد
من بينهم قائد جهاز الأمن والحماية العقيد أبوحمزة الجعبري
ونائبه الشهيد محمد الأشقر

 

دورة تدريبية لمجاهدي كتائب القسام في أحد مواقعهم
وقد تم قصفهم واستشهد عدد منهم

 

موقع الإدارة المدنية شرق مخيم جباليا
وتم قصفه بعدد كبير من الصواريخ والقنابل الضخمة
نظراً لضخامة حجمه وقد ارتقى فيه عدد من خيرة مجاهدي الشرطة

 

موقع الإدارة المدنية شرق مخيم جباليا
وتم قصفه بعدد كبير من الصواريخ والقنابل الضخمة
نظراً لضخامة حجمه وقد ارتقى فيه عدد من خيرة مجاهدي الشرطة

 

برج الأسرى في حي تل الإسلام
وقد استشهد فيه عدد من خيرة مجاهدي كتائب القسام
نحسبهم كذلك ولا نزكيهم على الله

 

مقر جهاز الأمن الوقائي ” سابقاً “‬

 

صور مقر الجوازات بعد قصفه واستشهاد عدد كبير من أفراد الشرطة

Palestinian Hamas policemen search for survivors amongst the bodies of comrades outside the Hamas police headquarters following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City on December 27, 2008. Israel launched a massive wave of air strikes on Hamas targets in Gaza today, killing at least 140 Palestinians after warning of a fiery riposte to ongoing rocket fire, officials said. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)‬

 

صور مقر الجوازات بعد قصفه واستشهاد عدد كبير من أفراد الشرطة

Bodies lie outside the Hamas police headquarters following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City on December 27, 2008. At least 120 people were killed across the Gaza Strip as a result of massive Israeli air strikes today, 70 inside Gaza City and the rest elsewhere across the enclave, Hamas radio reported. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)‬

 

صور مقر الجوازات بعد قصفه واستشهاد عدد كبير من أفراد الشرطة

Palestinian men removes the bodies of Hamas policemen outside their headquarters following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City on December 27, 2008. At least 155 Palestinians were killed across the Gaza Strip today in massive Israeli air strikes on the Hamas-run enclave, Hamas radio reported. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)‬

 

صور مقر الجوازات بعد قصفه واستشهاد عدد كبير من أفراد الشرطة

 

صور مقر الجوازات بعد قصفه واستشهاد عدد كبير من أفراد الشرطة

 

صور مقر الجوازات بعد قصفه واستشهاد عدد كبير من أفراد الشرطة

 

صور مقر الجوازات بعد قصفه واستشهاد عدد كبير من أفراد الشرطة

A Palestinian man weeps as he holds the body of a Hamas policeman as others look for survivors outside the Hamas police headquarters following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City on December 27, 2008. Israel launched a massive wave of air strikes on Hamas targets in Gaza today, killing at least 140 Palestinians after warning of a fiery riposte to ongoing rocket fire, officials said. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)‬

 

صور مقر الجوازات بعد قصفه واستشهاد عدد كبير من أفراد الشرطة

Bodies lie outside the Hamas police headquarters following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City on December 27, 2008. At least 120 people were killed across the Gaza Strip as a result of massive Israeli air strikes today, 70 inside Gaza City and the rest elsewhere across the enclave, Hamas radio reported. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)‬

 

صور مقر الجوازات بعد قصفه واستشهاد عدد كبير من أفراد الشرطة

Bodies lie on the ground as Palestinian men look for survivors outside the Hamas police headquarters following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City on December 27, 2008. At least 155 Palestinians were killed across the Gaza Strip today in massive Israeli air strikes on the Hamas-run enclave, Hamas radio reported. Israeli military spokesman Avi Benayahu told army radio the massive bombardment of Gaza was only just beginning. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)‬

 

صور مقر الجوازات بعد قصفه واستشهاد عدد كبير من أفراد الشرطة

 

طائرات حربية اسرائيلية من طراز F16
أثناء إغارتها على مواقع فلسطينية

 

طائرات حربية اسرائيلية من طراز F16
أثناء إغارتها على مواقع فلسطينية

 

طائرات حربية اسرائيلية من طراز F16
أثناء إغارتها على مواقع فلسطينية

An Israeli F16 fighter jet lands at air base near the border after a bombing raid in Gaza December 27, 2008. Israel’s air force fired about 30 missiles at targets in the Gaza Strip on Saturday, destroying several Hamas police compounds and killing more than 140 people, medical officials and witnesses said. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (ISRAEL)‬

 

طائرات حربية اسرائيلية من طراز F16
أثناء إغارتها على مواقع فلسطينية

 

طائرات حربية اسرائيلية من طراز F16
أثناء إغارتها على مواقع فلسطينية

 

 

 

 

 

Greek Police stormed camps set up by Palestinian and Iranian Asylum Seekers in Athens

On Monday morning Greek police stormed the camps set up by Palestinian and Iranian asylum seekers in front of UN headquarters in Athens, and removed the tents and arresting some protesters, using force and beatings.

The police warned the protesters more than once about the need to remove the tents erected for the sit in front of the United Nations.

Shadi Ashour – one of the protesters in the camp – said that a large number of police forces stormed the camp at five in the morning, and took the protesters, who were sleeping inside their tents to the outside, using force and beatings. He pointed out that some of the protesters climbed trees, refusing to withdraw from the camping site.

Ashour said in an interview to al Jazeera that security forces have arrested tens of Palestinians, then released them later. He denied that any warning was directed to them during the last hours to evacuate the camp. He added that the police took advantage of the holidays in Greece and the absence of the press to remove the camp.

Difficult situation
Another protester said that the situation is difficult for these refugees, because most of them have no shelter, and the future is unclear for them, because the process of granting political asylum in the country is long and very complicated.

Petros Costandino – Member of the Municipal Council of Athens and activist in the field of the rights of immigrants- revealed that some of the protesters were on hunger strike for more than 25 days, and some have sewn their lips to express their protest.

Costandino said that the police dealt with them gruffly, attacked the refugees in front of the cameras of the press, he did not rule out that the authorities may deport some of the refugees.

On the other hand, an Iranian asylum seeker who was at the site, said that he was beaten more than once by the police, noting that he has been in Greece for more than eight years without getting any residence permit.
another refugee, said that he also has been for nine years in Greece but does not have papers for asylum and has to renew his papers every six months, describing the process of renewal as humiliating.

The Iranian asylum seekers said that sending them back to their country presents a direct threat to their lives, demanding to change the difficult circumstances they live in Greece.

Expelled from the country
In an interview with AP, a refugee who had been detained for hours by the police authorities said that the authority has handed over papers to some refugees so they can be expelled from the country, pointing out that this process can be resumed, adding that the refugees were not subjected to any harm from security personnel during the period of detention.

The refugee, who requested anonymity said that the protesters are examining all the options including attempts to return to sit in the same place or in some other places.

The Ministry of Citizen Protection (formerly the General Security) in connection with the AP explained that the ministry has not issued any statement or declaration on the subject, because the process and follow-up was in the presence of representatives of the courts of Greece.

It is noteworthy that the protesters had held talks with representatives from the Ministry of the protection of Greek citizens over the past week, and presented their demands by granting them political asylum in the country, but those talks ended without a result.

Dozens of young Palestinians have started about ninety days ago to sit in front of UN headquarters in Athens, demanding the right to grant them political asylum in the country, and set up their tents in front of the headquarters, and then were joined by a number of other Iranian asylum seekers