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Day 6 of the Zionist Israeli Terrorist Attacks on Gaza Strip, 15 Killed &
40 Injured, Death Toll 410 & Injuries 2070, US-EU Shield Israeli
ccun.org, January 1, 2009,
9:40 am ET
Aljazeera TV has aired live an Israeli terrorist air
raids on Jabalia, Beit Lahia, and Beit Hanoon, which are the
northernmost parts of Gaza Strip. Then, it showed scores of children
have come to the local hospital in Jabalia after one Israeli terrorist
air raid targeted a school.
Aljazeera TV also reported that the Zionist Israeli terrorist attacks
have continued on Gaza Strip resulting in killing six and injuring 40
Palestinians. The death toll has reached 410 and injuries reached about
2070, many of whom were women and children. In addition, the continuous
Israeli terrorist attacks have terrorized the Palestinian civilian
population, who have been suffering severe shortages of food, water,
electricity, and medicine.
An Israeli terrorist air raid targeted
the house of Dr. Nizar Rayan, who is one of Hamas leader. He was killed
together with his wife and his children, nine in all. Dr. Rayan's assassination
together with his wife and children gives more evidence for indicting
Israeli leaders, particularly Ehud Barak, on charges of terrorism,
genocide, and crimes against humanity for targeting civilians with full
knowledge that his wife and children were in the house with him. The
Israeli terrorist attack targeted several homes around Dr. Rayan's home
to guarantee killing him.
This Israeli terrorist campaign on the
Palestinian people in Gaza Strip fits the definitions of genocide, war
crimes, and crimes against humanity. Israeli military and political
leaders should all be arrested and tried before international courts.
Human rights organizations should file law suits against them in every
country in the world.
The Israeli terrorist air raids targeted buildings of the Palestinian
Parliament, government ministries particularly the Ministry of Education
and the Ministry of Labor. Residential areas close to the government
buildings were also damaged as a result of the Israeli terrorist
The Israeli terrorist forces used US-made weapons in
their attacks on the Palestinian people in Gaza Strip, particularly F-16
warplanes and Apache helicopters, in violation to the US law which
prohibits the use of US weapons in attacks on civilians.
Palestinian resistance fighters continued their retaliation to the
Israeli terrorist attacks by launching missiles at Israeli targets north
and east of Gaza Strip, one of which hit the Israeli military air base of Hatsarim, in the Naqab desert, east of Gaza Strip.
ministers meeting yesterday in Cairo took the problem to the UN Security
Council, asking the international body to call on the Israeli terrorist
government to stop its attack on Gaza. However, the US-EU blind support
for the Israeli terrorist government has blocked the UN Security Council
from issuing this call.
For those who wonder why the US
government blindly supports Israeli terrorists, an answer can be found
in the research which points to the Zionist Israeli control of US
government, as documented in
The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy
Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt.
Sixth day under attack: Death toll in Gaza
Thursday January 01, 2009 14:32 by Ghassan Bannoura
- IMEMC News
Palestinian medical sources said that the Israeli
terrorist attacks continued its bombardment on the Gaza Strip today,
calming the life of at least 15 Palestinians since this morning.
The Hamas movement reported that among those killed today were Nizar
Rayan, a Hamas politician, his wife and all of their children.
Local sources said that Israeli jet fighters shelled Nizar Rayan's home,
located in Jabaliya refugee camp in the northern part of the Gaza Strip,
on Thursday afternoon.
The Palestinian ministry of health in the
Palestinian Coastal Region announced that by Thursday afternoon, the
death toll in the Gaza Strip had reached 412, and the number of injured
now stands at 2000, including 300 in critical conditions.
ministry said that Israeli warplanes continued to target Hamas and
civilian targets in Gaza.
The Israel attacks started on Saturday
midday, just days after the sixth-month-long Egyptian-mediated cease
fire between Hamas, that controls Gaza, and Israel ended.
Abu Laila denounces Israeli shelling of Legislative Council
building in Gaza
Date: 01 / 01 / 2009 Time: 13:09
Ramallah - Ma'an -
Member of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC)
Qais Abdul Karim (Abu Laila) with the Political Bureau affiliated to the
Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) denounced the
Israeli attacks that targeted the headquarters of the Palestinian
Legislative Council in Gaza.
Abu Laila made the condemnation
during a sit-in organized by the parliamentary blocks of the PLC in
Ramallah. The group marched into Ramallah’s city center where they began
"The shelling of the Palestinian Legislative
Council building is a violation of international conventions,” said Abu
Laila. He explained that the action confirms Israel does not care about
international norms or conventions, adding his condemnation of other
states who are complicit in the Israeli actions.
The New Year dawns in Gaza with six more dead; 400 killed,
2,000 injured since Saturday
Date: 01 / 01 / 2009 Time: 10:46
Gaza - Ma’an -
New Year’s eve and the first few hours of 2009 saw six more killed
and at least 30 injured as the Zionist Israeli terrorist airstrikes
targeted homes, parks, government ministry buildings and Rafah tunnels
for a sixth day.
According to Mu'awiya Hassanain, director of
ambulance and emergency services in Gaza, there are now at least 400
dead, 2,000 injured and 250 seriously injured.
timeline of the attacks is as follows:
missiles targeted two homes in the densely populated An-Nussairat
refugee camp, dozens have been reported injured.
were injured when Israeli shells hit the home of Abu Moussa Al-Diry in
Al-Sabra neighborhood of Gaza City.
8:45am Israeli shells hit
the home of An-Nasser Brigades leader Muhammad Barud in the northern
7:00am Israeli warplanes attacked a car in Al-Shaikh
Radwan neighborhood north of Gaza City
6:00am The de facto
government Ministries of Justice and Education buildings in Gaza City
were demolished by fire from Israeli gunboats lined up off the Gaza
5:10am Five were killed as Israeli warplanes attacked a
home in the Al-Shaboura area of Rafah before dawn.
headquarters of the Legislative Council in Gaza City was destroyed in
strikes from Israeli naval ships stationed in Gaza waters.
4:00am Israeli warplanes targeted several homes in the Gaza City area.
12:05am One was killed and one injured during Israeli bombings in
the southern Gaza strip.
Fatima Ba’alousha died when Israeli
shells hit a mosque near her house in Jabalia just after midnight
Thursday and her daughter was injured Wednesday and her daughter was
injured, and both were taken to Kamal Edwan Hospital.
Wednesday Israeli warplanes bombed the home of Hamas leader Anas Shabana,
as well as the Al-Shaboura park, a medical clinic and some tunnels all
***Updated 12:58 Bethlehem time
Israeli occupation terrorist forces briefly enter Gaza Strip
near Gaza City, clash with Hamas fighters, killing one
Date: 01 / 01 / 2009 Time: 10:54
Gaza - Ma’an -
One Palestinian resistance fighter was killed as Israeli occupation
terrorist forces entered the Gaza Strip east of Gaza City, but retreated
shortly after they clashed with Hamas’ Al-Qassam Brigades.
Hamas-wing reported that Israeli troops entered the Strip briefly in the
early hours of Thursday morning. The Brigades exchanged fire with the
troops, who seemed to retreat after the exchange.
Reports do not
indicate that this invasion was part of the threatened Israeli ground
invasion intot the Gaza Strip. Sources said the incursion was similar to
those conducted before the airstrikes began, and occurred near the
Northern Gaza Strip sees steady flow of
airstrikes; at least 40 injured
Date: 01 / 01 / 2009 Time: 11:29
Gaza - Ma’an -
The northern Gaza Strip is being steadily bombarded with missiles
Israeli occupation terrorist forces warplanes Thursday, in the
sixth straight day of strikes.
12:05pm Israeli missiles targeted
two homes in the densely populated Al-Nussairat refugee camp, dozens
have been reported injured.
11:30am Israeli warplanes injured 20
as they bombed the home of Abu Mousa Ad-Diry in the As-Sabra
neighborhood of Gaza City.
6:00am The de facto government
Ministries of Justice and Education buildings were demolished.
5:00am The headquarters of the Legislative Council was destroyed in
Israeli missile strikes.
4:00am Israeli warplanes targeted
several homes in the Gaza City area.
succumb to wounds as Operation Cast Lead claims more lives
Date: 01 / 01 / 2009 Time: 11:01
Gaza - Ma’an -
The Gaza death toll continues to climb as injured Gazans die of their
wounds and fresh airstrikes claim more lives.
medical sources reported the death of Mahmoud Abu Najal, who died of his
wounds in an Egyptian hospital.
The death toll of Israel’s
Operation Cast Lead is now 400, with more than 2,000 injured since
Palestinian resistance groups continue homemade
shells fire despite Israeli raids
Thursday January 01, 2009 09:29 by Rami Almeghari - IMEMC&Agencies
Gaza-based resistance factions continued firing homemade shells into
nearby Israeli towns despite widespread Israeli raids on the coastal
territory for the sixth day consecutively
On Thursday morning,
the Saraya Al-Quds brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad group,
fired at least 19 shells , according to a press release, emailed to
From its part, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs brigades, the
militant off-shot of the Fatah party of Palestinian president Mahmoud
Abbas, fired two missiles on Thursday morning towards the southern
desert Israeli town of Naqqab (Negev).
Also, the democratic front
for the liberation of Palestine, fired yesterday night two shells onto
the Israeli Sufa crossing in southern Gaza. The Salahuddin Brigades, an
offshoot of the popular resistance committees fired a mortar shell to
the east of Khan Younis city in southern Gaza, according to press
Meanwhile, Palestinian prime minister of the ruling
Hamas party in Gaza, said in a televised speech aired on the Hamas-run
Al-Aqsa TV on Wednesday that his party won't succumb to the Israeli
warfare, pledging supporters that ' Israel will be defeated 'in the face
of the Palestinian people steadfastness'. '
officials say the army actions on Gaza will continue until homemade
shell fir from Gaza is ceased. Such developments come on the heels of
accelerated international efforts to contain a highly volatile situation
in the region.
In November of last year, Israel attacked Gaza,
killing six Hamas fighters and breaking a six-month-long ceasefire deal
with Hamas and other Gaza groups, which Egypt brokered in June19,2008.
Last December, Hamas declared an end to the truce deal, arguing
that the Palestinians did not benefit from the deal with Israel
attacking the territory and restrictively blockading a 1.5 million
residents since June2007.
According to medical sources in Gaza,
Israeli terrorist air strikes on the coastal enclave have so far claimed
the lives of approximately 400 residents, including 36 women and almost
10 children, and left about 2000 others injured, including 300
A new bloody year in Gaza, Israeli terrorist air raids kill
Thursday January 01, 2009 07:17 by Rami Almeghari - IMEMC&Agencies
As the new year starts, Israeli warplanes continued overnight
attacking several parts of the Gaza Strip, killing four people, wounding
a number others and devastating more buildings or homes.
Witnesses said that the Israeli attacks targeted the buildings of the
Palestinian legislative council=, the ministries of education and
justice in Gaza city, a house in the city, another house of a Hamas
fighter in Al-Nusairat refugee camp in central Gaza Strip, a workshop
and a picnic park in Rafah in southern Gaza.
Also in Rafah, the
Israeli air assaults targeted smuggling tunnels , used for bringing
essential goods and commodities, as well as a clinic.
central Gaza Strip refugee camp of Al-Maghazi, an Israeli warplane hit a
house just 20 minutes before midnight or shortly before the start of the
Medical sources in Gaza said that the four pronounced
dead died of wounds they sustained during Israeli previous attacks on
Gaza, including a woman, a child and two ambulance crews.
Israeli terrorist attacks on Gaza enter their sixth day as the death
toll reached about 400 and injuries leveled to almost 2000, including
more than 300 critically wounded.
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