08 April 2011


As many as five people were killed on Thursday in renewed violence along the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel. Dozens more have been injured, medical sources said.
A projectile - which Israeli military officials said was an anti-tank missile - was fired from the Gaza Strip toward Nahal Oz, near Sa'ad in the Sdot region of southern Israel, damaging a school bus.
A 16-year-old boy was severely injured and shrapnel from the explosion hit the bus driver in the leg, said Israeli officials. The rear of the bus was badly damaged and the glass was blown out of its windows.
Israel responded with a series of air strikes, the first of which saw an Apache helicopter target Ash Shuja'iyeh, a suburb of east Gaza. A 50-year-old man was killed and at least six people, including a four-year-old girl, were injured, said Palestinian medics.
Ma'an News Agency named the dead man as Mahmoud Al-Manasra, reportedly killed by the shelling while in his home in the densely packed neighbourhood.
A further two people were killed, and several more injured, in a later air strike which targeted an area near Rafah in the south of the Strip, Al Jazeera's Nicole Johnston reported. Two others also later died, she said. 
Israeli defence minister Ehud Barak ordered the military action, as "he sees Hamas as responsible for every attack originating in Gaza", said a statement from his office.

Sumber: Aljazeera.net, 7/4/2011

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