Israel resumes air attacks: One Palestinian killed, two others injured in Rafah City

author Monday February 02, 2009 12:35author by Ghassan Bannoura – IMEMC News Report this post to the editors


One civilian was killed and two others were injured midday Monday when an unmanned Israeli drone fired missiles at a civilian car driving in Rafah City, located in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

Israeli unmanned plan
Israeli unmanned plan


Dr. Mo’awiah Hassanin, of the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza, told reporters that of the six injured, three are in critical conditions.  

The latest Israeli air attacks began yesterday when Israeli F16 jet fighters shelled several areas in the Gaza Strip.

A Palestinian police station in Gaza City was targeted, along with areas close to the Gaza-Egypt border near the city of Rafah, in the south of the Gaza Strip.  Israel announced a unilateral ceasefire on Sunday, January 17th, 2009 after the Israeli Army embarked on a 22-day military offensive, which began on Saturday, December 27th, 2008.

Homes, schools, mosques, UN centers, and media agencies were attacked by Israeli air, sea, and ground forces leaving at least 1,340 Palestinians dead and thousands injured.

Just days after the cease fire was announced, Israeli naval boats attacked and shelled the shore of Gaza City, injuring six people while Israeli planes fired missiles in two deferent attacks on Thursday and Friday of last week, killing two people and injuring 11 others.


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