Two Killed, One Injured in Israeli bombardment of central Gaza Strip

PNN – Palestine News Network -05.07.11 – 16:55

Gaza – PNN – Two civilians were killed, one injured on Tuesday afternoon during Israeli shelling targeting central Gaza Strip, Palestinian sources reported. ImageAccording to witnesses, Israeli shelling targeted a group of residents in the eastern part of al-Massadar village, which left Mohammad Abu-Jazar and Hamdan Abu-Moier dead and another person, currently unnamed, injured.

Medics confirmed that the three men were in their twenties and all were transported to a hospital in the nearby town Dier al-Balah.

The Israeli army announced that air force jet fighters fired a missile at a group of fighters, killing two of them. According to the Israeli military the men were approaching the border fence near central Gaza Strip, allegations which were denied by eyewitnesses.

The attack comes less than two weeks after attacks by the Israeli Air Force on the Egyptian-Gazan borders. Since Israel placed the Gaza Strip under siege in 2007, the tunnels at the Egyptian borders became a source of much needed supplies for the 1.5 million inhabitants of Gaza.

 

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