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7 casualties in Israeli artillery shelling east of Gaza

Palestine Information Center – 17/05/2012

GAZA — Seven Palestinian citizens were wounded to the east of Gaza city on Thursday in Israeli artillery shelling of the area, medical sources reported.

Adham Abu Salmiya, the spokesman for emergency and ambulance services in Gaza, told the PIC reporter that two of the casualties were in serious condition.

He added that three of the wounded were old men, adding that the casualties were taken to Shifa hospital in moderate condition except the abovementioned two.

The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) fired a number of artillery shells at civilian neighborhoods and farmlands east of Shujaia suburb in Gaza city.

IOF soldiers earlier on Thursday raided southern and northern Gaza Strip areas, firing at random and bulldozing land.

Local sources in Khan Younis, south of the Strip, said that eight IOF armored vehicles infiltrated 800 meters into Fakhari area and bulldozed land amidst indiscriminate shooting.

Other IOF units raided northern Beit Lahia town to the north of the Strip while firing at farmers tending to their land.

Abu Salmiya said that no casualties were reported in the northern area despite earlier news of one casualty among the farmers.

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Ma’an reports:

An Israeli army spokeswoman said forces opened fire toward “several suspects approaching the security fence.”

She said no hit was identified.

An Israeli army spokesman later added that “tank shells were fired towards the terrorists,” near the Karni crossing east of Gaza City.

May 17, 2012 - Posted by | Illegal Occupation, Subjugation - Torture | , , , ,

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