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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Israeli air forces strike Gaza, wound residents, including 2 children

IMEMC – The Israeli Air Force carried out a series of airstrikes targeting several areas in the Gaza Strip leading to damages and four injuries among the civilian population, two of the wounded are children.

Adham Abu Salmiyya, spokesperson of the Higher Committee of Emergency Services in Gaza, reported that the two children were injured when the army bombarded land, where they played, near a residential building in Gaza city.

Two more residents were wounded when the army bombarded an area in the central Gaza, and were moved to the Al Aqsa Hospital.

Furthermore, Israeli F-16 Fighter Jets fired at least one missile into the Bader base, used as a training center for the Al Qassam Brigades of Hamas, south of Gaza City.

An Apache chopper also fired at least one missile into the Al Qadisiyya base, used as a training center for the Popular Resistance Committee, west of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

Later on, an Israeli chopper fired one missile targeting another training center for the Popular Resistance Committee, north of Gaza City.

Local sources reported that several Israeli choppers remained hovering over the Gaza Strip, an issue that could translate into further offensives against the Gaza Strip.

The latest attack is part of an ongoing, and escalating, offensive against the Gaza Strip that led to the death of two Palestinians in the last ten days. Several injuries among the civilian population were reported.

At least five Palestinians were wounded, On Wednesday at night, when the army bombarded a number of areas in the Gaza Strip.

On Wednesday at dawn, the army bombarded a blacksmith workshop in Gaza City causing excessive damage to the workshop and nearby homes. The army bombarded the same area, again, several hours after the initial attack.