Israeli Forces Kill 8, Wound Others in Gaza
By Yasser AbuMoailek
Middle East Correspondent
Gaza City, Jan. 28, 2004 — Palestinian medical sources declared that eight Palestinian citizens (so far) have been killed and several others have been wounded early this morning as the Israeli forces advanced through the area south of Gaza City. Security sources confirmed that several Israeli tanks and Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs) advanced from the "Netzarim" Israeli settlement, middle of Gaza Strip, and started razing dozens of acres of arable lands, near the Gaza Car Market. The tanks fired heavily at the Palestinian properties in the area, which include houses, workshops and factories, leading to the killing of eight Palestinians. According to hospital officials in Gaza City, some of the casualties among the Palestinians cannot be transferred to the hospital, due to the heavy and random gunfire in the area. The death toll is probably to change in the meantime, as the Israeli military campaign in the area continues until this moment. Israeli military sources had no comment at the moment on their ongoing operation in Gaza City.
|Relatives weep on the body of a killed Palestinian during an Israeli invasion.|
Courtesy Al Jazeera
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Yasser AbuMoailek, a journalist and feature writer working for the International Press Center in Gaza Strip. He contributes to many circulations inlcuding the Seoul Times, as well as monitoring the situation in the Middle East, especially the Palestinian territories.