25 year old Makkawi, hit by Israeli airstrike dies from injuries

انّا للہ و انّا الیه راجعون
الله يرحم كل الشهداء


Maan News Agency | Oct 8, 2012

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Abdullah Hasan Makkawi, 25, died on Monday from injuries sustained in an Israeli airstrike on the southern Gaza Strip a day earlier, the Ministry of Health said.

Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra said Makkawi died in Shifa Hospital. Makkawi was hit while riding his motorcycle in the Brazil neighborhood in Rafah.

Israel said Makkawi was a member of the Ashora Council of the Martyrs of Jerusalem. The raid also targeted Talaat Halil Muhammad Jarbi, a Global Jihad operative involved in firing rockets and manufacturing weapons, the Israeli military said in a statement.

Al-Qidra said 11 people were injuring in the strike on the busy Rafah neighborhood, including five children.

Hamas’ military wing Izz Addin Al-Qassam Brigades and the Islamic Jihad’s Al-Quds Brigades said they fired rockets at Israeli military bases in response to the airstrike.

Israeli forces fired a barrage of artillery shells on the southern Gaza Strip early Monday injuring another five Palestinians, al-Qidra said.

Israel’s military said its forces “targeted Hamas terror activity sites and terrorist squads responsible for the rocket fire from the Gaza Strip.”

An army spokeswoman said up to 30 rockets had hit southern Israel early Monday, with no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

More than 10 Israeli artillery shells landed near Ammar Ibn Yasser Mosque east of Khan Younis, causing damage to the minaret and a water tower, witnesses said.

Later Monday morning, residents said a missile was fired at Rafah by an Israeli military aircraft, with no reports of casualties.

Meanwhile, Education Ministry official Ahmad Najjar said that five schools in the southern Gaza Strip were evacuated for safety reasons.

The Israeli army says over 470 rockets have been fired from Gaza this year, but it was the first time since June that Hamas had acknowledged launching rockets at Israel. A Hamas spokesman said the movement would not remain passive in the face of what it called “one-sided” Israeli violence.

Abu Ubaida, spokesman of the Hamas armed wing Izz El-Deen Al-Qassam Brigades, said the rocket firing was a message to Israel that it would not accept “a formula of a one-sided aggression by the occupation on flimsy pretexts”.

With Egyptian mediation, Hamas has made efforts in the past to clamp down on smaller militant groups that persist in mounting attacks on Israel, partly in order to avoid another devastating war. The Israeli offensive in the winter of 2009 killed more than 1,000 Palestinians.

But on Monday Abu Ubaida said Hamas had displayed a “high level of coordination” with Islamic Jihad in unleashing the latest rocket barrage.

“Should the enemy continue its aggression against the Gaza Strip the reaction by the resistance will be stronger and broader,” he said.

Reuters contributed to this report.


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Martyred By Israeli Occupation Attacks

انّا للہ و انّا الیه راجعون

May Allah Subhana wa Ta’ ala grant the Shuhada Jannatul Firdaus, and ease it for their families, loved ones and anyone around them. Allahumma Ameen ya Rabbil Alameen. ‘ Inna Lillahi wa ‘ Inna ‘ Ilayhi Raji’un, Allahu Akbar

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* The list of shuhada does not display, the numerous victims of the zionist occupation which are undocumented by media. Nor it displays the victims of the “silent onslaught” due to restrictions of movement, ability to go to hospitals for treatment or life saving surgery, due to lack of medication because of the blockades and so on. For example: The Slow Motion Genocide by the Siege on Gaza only, killed 600 patients since Gaza got under Israeli Siege.

For an overview of All Israeli Massacres Palestinians go here

Neither does this list, display the avoidable mortality. A clear and statistical factual evidence, about the number of deaths due to indecent ruling by occupation forces. For even an occupier has obligations under International Laws, Geneva Convention and the Hague regulations, which it is neglecting. These circumstances, together with deliberate policies of the occupier to neglect and even deny every basic human right, severes avoidable mortality which is totally silenced by media or reporting organisations. While in the Holocaust, 1 on 6 Jewish people directly died of deliberate neglect, so if we believe the facts over 1 million due to avoidable mortality, neither should these same circumstances be ignores which are ongoing in Palestine. For this report displays a avoidable morality of at least 0,5 million Palestinians.

How many more dead corpses of Palestinians does the international community need to see in order to act? How many more cruelties and violations of Human Rights, Regulations and International Law will be needed to intervene so this ongoing warcrime is being stopped once and for all.





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