Monday, 17 November 2008

Palestine: Four fighters killed in an Israeli airstrike in Gaza

By Saed Bannoura

International Middle East Media Centre:

Palestinian medical sources reported on Sunday morning that four fighters were killed and two others were wounded in an Israeli airstrike that targeted Al Qobba area, east of Gaza City.

The sources stated that the bodies of the four fighters were severely mutilated, and that the two wounded fighters were hit by fragments of the missile in several parts of their bodies.

The targeted fighters are members of the Al Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad.

Abu Ataya, spokesperson of the Brigades, identified the fighters as Talal Al Amoudy, 23, Mohammad Hassouna, Ahmad Al Hilo, and Basil Al-of. All are in their early twenties.

Abu Mojahid, media spokesperson of the Popular Resistance Committees, vowed fierce retaliation to the Israeli attack and called on all factions to participate in the retaliation.

Hamas movement also vowed retaliation. Hamas media spokesperson, Ismail Radwan, said that the truce will not oblige the Palestinians to remain idle while Israeli continues its violations.

Furthermore, Israeli sources claimed that two homemade shells were fired from Gaza on Sunday morning. The shells, according to the sources, landed and detonated in open areas causing no damage or injuries.

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