Friday, March 6, 2009

Israel’s navy attacks fishermen along Gaza shore; bombs Rafah tunnels

Date: 06 / 03 / 2009 Time: 09:33
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Gaza – Ma'an – Two fresh Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip were reported Friday morning on the southern Strip. No injuries were reported though damage to the Rafah tunnels was sustained.

First thing Friday Israeli gunboats opened fire at Palestinian fishermen on the shore near Khan Younis and Rafah then Israeli warplanes renewed bombing against underground smuggling tunnels along the Gaza-Egypt border.

The attacks mark the third in two days, the earliest of which killed three Palestinian militiamen.

On Thursday morning, Israeli aircraft attacked a group a Palestinian fighters east of Al-Maghazi Refugee Camp, killing three. On Wednesday night, a separate strike killed a leader in the Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of Islamic Jihad.

Islamic Jihad has vowed to avenge those attacks, and began by firing a barrage of homemade projectiles into Israel. Israeli officials said the rockets landed in an open area and cause no damage.