#GazaUnderAttack | Israeli officials say longer-range Palestinian shells lack warheads


Monday November 19, 2012 09:37 by IMEMC Staff – International Middle East Media Center

An unnamed high-ranking Israeli official told reporters from the Israeli daily Yedioth Ahranoth on Sunday that the longer-range shells that have been fired by Palestinian resistance factions toward Tel Aviv and Jerusalem lack and explosive capacity and are “basically pipes”.


City of Tel Aviv (image by archi.ru)

According to the official, the shells were stripped of explosive capacity in order to increase their range and thus trigger air-raid alarms in a wider area. The unnamed source is quoted by the paper as saying, “Our assessment is that the prestige of setting off alarms deep in Israel, and being perceived as fighting on, is as important to them now as spilling our blood.”

The shells that hit near Tel Aviv caused no damage or injuries, but are the first to hit that area since Saddam Hussein fired Scud missiles at Tel Aviv during the first Gulf War in 1991. And Jerusalem has not been a target since the 1972 war between Israel and Arab states. Israeli officials say they will not publicize the locations of where the shells hit, because the Palestinian resistance fighters have very low-tech aiming capability and have in the past used media reports of where their shells hit to figure out how to aim their next shell.

In the last five days of the Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip, Israeli military spokespersons claim that over 500 Palestinian homemade shells have been fired into Israel, with one of the shells killing three Israeli civilians. In contrast, the Israeli military has dropped over 1100 much more potent missiles into Gaza in the same time period, killing 81 Palestinians and wounding over 700, many of them severely.

Among those killed in Gaza by Israeli strikes were 7 babies under the age of two, and another 8 children under the age of ten. On Sunday, the most intense day of Israeli airstrikes, 10 members of the same family were killed, including 4 children between the ages on 1 and 10 years old. In the West Bank on Sunday, Israeli forces killed a one year old baby who was asleep in his bed near the site of a non-violent demonstration against the attacks in Gaza. Of the 81 Palestinians killed since Wednesday, only 10 were combatants, all the rest were civilians.

Israeli officials claim that the ‘Iron Dome’ missile defense system has intercepted over half of the homemade shells fired by Palestinian resistance factions from the Gaza Strip. On Sunday evening, Israeli officials reported that a house was damaged in the town of Beer Tuvia, but no one was in the house when it was hit because the residents had gone to an air raid shelter.

In Gaza, there are no air raid sirens or shelters, and the only warning that residents have that a strike is coming is the sound of warplanes overhead. Many residents have intermittent electricity due to the Israeli refusal to allow the power plant they destroyed four years ago to be properly rebuilt and re-equipped, so most families remain in their homes in the dark throughout the nights of airstrikes.


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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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